We survived another week with Rosie.
She had fewer accidents in the house and the sleeping got better!
The other night she actually slept 7 hours straight!
Of course it was from 10:00 p.m. till 5:00 a.m.,but luckily I went to bed around the same time she did so I had almost a full nights sleep!
It was so nice that she slept that one night because my husband was traveling most of the week so I had constant potty duty.
I asked my niece to babysit Wednesday night because I was supposed to go to my book club.
Book Club ended up getting cancelled at the last minute but I had my niece over anyway.
I just needed to get out of the house for a couple hours. I felt so much better afterwards!
Rosie is still biting and chewing everything in sight.
My neighbor gave me some sour apple spray to spray on furniture legs and other things we don’t want her to chew on.
Rosie had her first check up at the vet.
I had a whole list of questions for her.
She told me to put habanero pepper on the things we don’t want her to chew.
But hey, if it works, I will try it!
She also told me to fill a can with coins and shake it at her when she bites us while playing.
She also suggested that the kids roll her on her back and hold her there to establish dominance because right now she kind of treats them like her litter mates!
I thought I was so prepared for this!
For the past few month, I read so many books about dog training and now I feel like I can’t remember anything!
(Yes, I know it looks like I went a little overboard but I just read the puppy parts in some of them!)
Then, I found my first “tumbleweed” this week.
Yes, I am sure I will be finding these clusters of hair around the house for many years…ughh.
So, what are my feelings about having a puppy this week?
Well, let’s just say if you were on the fence about getting a puppy or not….
My advice to you would be…
DON’T do it!!!!
Just kidding…well, kind of…
Sure, I love her and the kids are so happy.
In fact, my 8 year old is still setting his alarm to help out with her in the morning!
And I do love it when she lays there with her cute puppy legs behind her!
I just think I need to get used to this new life I have!
If you have a dog, how long did it take you to adjust?