Puppy Invasion …..Part 2


Missy, wearing her muzzle (kinda reminds me of Hannibal Lecter, Marly on the floor, Maddy on the bench.


I really wanted to do a cute,funny blog on life with the new puppies but my life for the past week has been filled with poop, pee and more poop and no sleep.

Seriously, puppies are little non-stop poop machines.  And they have no control–so when they gotta go they just go.  When Missy was a puppy I had her on a 3 hour schedule.  Every day I took her for a walk every three hours.  Gradually increasing the time in between walks.  One day I had completely forgot to walk Missy and boy did she tell me off.  I had been working all day at the computer and decided to chill out and watch some t.v.  Missy walked right in front of the t.v., made sure she had eye contact with me then proceeded to squat and pee’d right then and there–OMG—- that’s when I had realized I had forgotten to take her out on a walk.  Guilty mom that I was I grabbed her leash and out we went.

The problem with my two pups, who it turns out are five months old not three have had no training of any kind what so ever. They do not know how to walk on a leash, do not know sit, nothing–nada–zip.

I am at square one with these two.  Amber my first dog was so easy, Topaz also easy dog.  Missy was the first problem child–ok to be fair Amber did have a couple of issues.  And now I have Maddy & Marly–and let me tell you–I  may have to rethink those names, quite the tongue twisters when you are trying to yell out life saving commands like, “Leave Missy Alone!”

Missy got attacked at the age of two when we first moved to Long Beach, so she is not so other dog friendly.

My task this last week has been 1- keep Missy from eating the puppies, 2- keep the puppies from eating the elderly cats.

I have had very little sleep–honestly I can’t say when was the last time I took a shower–had to have been on Sunday because I had a job on Sunday at a country club.

Day one with the pups went something like this, they discovered the cable to the charger for the iPhone–chewed, they discovered the wire for the heating pad I have on bed–chewed—I have been getting into a cold bed for the past since I did not have electrical tape to re-splice the wires together (yes, I am having visions of burning alive while I sleep from the exhaustion of having two puppies and splicing wires together).  I know have electrical tape-but no energy to fix the heating pad.

They also discovered one of my bras–well I did want to get a new one anyways.

They also discovered the toilet paper.

When I first put the leash on them they acted as if I was taking them to the gas chamber—hmnn actually not surprised they came from a kill shelter so I imagine they may have already witnessed this even at their young age.  Marly is a bit braver and well go on a short walk with me.  I have found that they are quite happy pooping where the guava tree goes by the side of my apt.  As long as they are pooping somewhere outside as compared to my bedroom I am quite happy.  Oh and those puppy pads that you buy so that you can housebreak your puppies are really for the puppies to chew up not so much to pee or poop on.

My two pups are also not partial to copyright law, chakras or dna healing as they have chewed up those books.  Seriously it took the third book being chewed up before I took the books off of the bottom two shelves.  Must be the exhaustion as my brain is not working as well as it used to.

Today I discovered that one or both of the puppies are chewing on the legs of a wood bench that I have in the bedroom–don’t know which one as I have not caught them in the act I have only been a witness to the resulting damage.

It has only been a week and they have chewed one pink blingy collar, and two body halter type collars…..

There are more shenanigans to write about but I am much too tired to continue–I missed my afternoon nap and it’s time for bed except Missy needs to be walked and the pups need to be let out before I can go to bed.  actually all three have been sleeping peacfully for the past hour which is bad because it means that they will wake-up before I do.  This week is spring break for me which means no classes.  I can let the pups out, feed them and go back to bed for a couple of hours……….to be continued….

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15 Responses to “Puppy Invasion …..Part 2”

  1. ramblingsfromamum Says:

    Ok not saying I’m an expert but I have minded different breeds for over 7 years plus owning my own. Dog chew toys you have? Little teeth growing as in baby teething is why they are seek and destroying (that and being mischievous puppies). Catching them in the act and removing them..oh what fun you shall have my girl! Why is Missy wearing a muzzle is it so she doesn’t attack the girls? They will find their place in the pack if they haven’t done already and if they have a squirmish or 2 let them have it, as long as no blood is drawn. Do you watch Cesar Milan? I adopt his methods with puppies and dogs, right down to the hungry feeder who inhales their food instead of chewing! I hope you are able to get some much needed sleep, these little ones are going to have you on your toes for quite some time it seems! xxx

  2. Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

    The irony of it all, yes they have toys–quite a few of them but more interested in what they find. I love Cesear, I was thinking I should get to his website and look over his materials again. Yes, Missy has been known to put her mouth around the heads of smaller dogs. No worries–they have no fear of her and she growls at them–kind of cranky she is in her older age (7 years). Bit by bit–I let them run around today with Missy’s muzzle off. They want to play with her like a puppy but she is not having any of it. I do take them out for one walk a day all together–must be quite hysterical–me with three doggies. Puppies are afraid of all sorts of sounds–similar to Missy–great more phobic dogs on my hands. They do have their charming moments.

    • ramblingsfromamum Says:

      🙂 I agree Missy is probably just thinking “No not youngens mum”! 🙂

  3. jmgoyder Says:


  4. Maryanne Says:

    You certainly have your hands full! My mom had this perfect Chihuahua, Fawn — she was a little lady and just the best. Fawn died last year, my mom and sister who live together got two new Chihuahuas and they are terrors! They pee on the floor, chew up everything, destroy everything .. and the little one, this little piggie in the blanket (short and round) scares me! He yaps and nips … one minute, you’ll be petting him, then he freaks out for no reason and starts growling … I’ve never been afraid of a dog in my life, now I’m afraid to go there. Every time I go there now all I think of is how much I miss Fawn.

    I guess dogs, like people, just have different personalities. Like my cats, Derick is smart and loving but very needy. Billy is fine on his own, but not as smart.

    Missy looks so cute with the muzzle on 🙂

  5. terry1954 Says:

    Your story reminds me of when my kids were toddlers. Into everything! the nice thing about toddlers though, is diapers!!!!! Ya you walk into a mess but you know it is contained to one area!!!!! One of these days you will be spouting off about what good dogs you have and the tricks they have learned!!!! Keep up the good work Ivonne. It will pay off!

  6. Kitt Crescendo Says:

    Aww! I have a 1 and 5 year old at home. Fortunately, neither of my doggies are big on constant pooping. They only do that once to twice a day. In fact, they only usually pee 3 times a day, but Shiba’s are known for being good with their bladders. Of course the chewing thing made me laugh. Mine (though they’ve had TONS of chew toys), in their early years, preferred alternative items for chewing. Isabella liked carpet and linoleum (Thankfully, I wanted to tile the house anyway, and this gave me my excuse..LOL!) when she was a pup till she was about 2. Ryka loves my shoes (which means they always have to be put away and/or elevated). This Florida girl is now down to only owning 2 pairs of flip flops. Ugh! Thankfully, like I said, they grow out of it. For the most part, though, they play well together. The little one thinks she’s the alpha…and the older one lets her believe that until she’s had enough. They’re each very unique personalities, but they’re great at keeping me smiling.

  7. Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

    Yes, the antics of these puppies is quite entertaining to watch. They have no fear what so ever of Missy–even as she is baring her teeth at them. Marly is the little protecter–quite funny to see and hear her and Missy barking at an imaginary threat like the garbage truck go by…….more stories to come….

  8. Penny L Howe Says:

    So I’m laughing here! Not at you with you. You’re laughing right, Ivonne? Actually apart from reading your hilarious post and finding it well hilarious, it is a comfortable feeling knowing there are others like me with a need to share their home with cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. Life may be a lot more hectic, but also fun and loving too! 🙂

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      I have had quite a few of, “what have I gotten myself into moments!” in the last week. But it seems to be calming down a bit.

  9. sakuraandme Says:

    Oh No!! Poor Ivonne… hugs hugs hugs!! lol They are just like children, aren’t they? My son’s cat eats all the wiring in the house. It’s 8 years old and never been zapped. It’s the weirdest habbit out. They have to cover everything in conduit. Good luck hugs Paula xxx

    • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

      well, I did try and fix the mattress pad. I had my side rewired and then I plugged in the other side without checking to see if they had bitten on that side–I am guessing yes because there was a spark. Ok so I unplugged that side–it’s dual sided–as long as my side of the bed works I am okay with it only being one sided………

      • sakuraandme Says:

        Hahaha! Your a good mummy…nice and calm! xxxxx

        • Sex, Spirit, Soul Mates and Chocolate....Ivonne's Journey Says:

          well it’s kind of freaky when you see a spark under the bed…duh I should have checked the other set of wires….

          • sakuraandme Says:

            Haha! x

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