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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