Monday, June 8, 2009

Tired Momma

Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't been around much. My new puppy has taken all of my time and energy this weekend. It really is pretty much like having a new baby come home. The good news is that it is getting a little bit easier.

I named him Miles, and he is the sweetest little guy ever. This morning he asked to go outside so he could go potty! WOW! He is only sixteen weeks old. He learned how to sit on command for a treat too! I will post some pictures a little later. I am just trying to adjust to everything and finding myself tired and overwhelmed. So, it might take a little while for me to get back to any type of normalcy.

Does anyone have puppy stories to share? Did you find yourself overwhelmed? How long did it take you to get back to normal?


Liana Brooks said...

Hooray for Miles!

Scott said...

I hate to break it to you . . .but you never get back to normal!

We've had Jesse and James for a year (they were 3 1/2 when we rescued them) and they're still a handful . . . but we wouldn't trade them for anything. Now, if I could just teach them how to sleep past 3 AM. We took the boyz to training classes which really helped them and us. PetSmart has great deals and you really learn what not to do with the dogs. There are so many things we were doing wrong which was reinforcing the bad behavior. We finally taught them to sit, stay, shake, high-five, and wave bye-bye. Ah, the joys of parenthood. : )

Congrats and best of luck.


Charlie said...

I just got an 18 year old pup that, until recently, urinated everywhere. Cindy is an amazing fox-looking akita/yorkie/mutt mix with geezer rights. She is the most gentle creature.

Dogs are cool. Enjoy Miles.

Marybeth Poppins said...

Nope...only human pups here ... good luck with the new family addition. I've heard how hard it is. I think I prefer raising babies!

Jody Hedlund said...

Our puppy is a year old and still drives me crazy with her puppy antics! She still eats socks and anything else the kids leave on the ground. But the good news is that she's potty trained! And we just put in an electric fence in our yard and so she's stopped digging! Hang in there! It will get easier, but it will never be the same!

Davin Malasarn said...

Ii I ever get ahold of your address, I'm going to come and steal Miles. ;P

The last time I had puppies, two of them actually, was about twenty years ago. I still remember that first day we got them, how they ran into the house to surprise me. I hardly remember how much work it took. I just remember the cute stuff.

Hang in there!

DebraLSchubert said...

Puppies are WAY too much trouble, that's why we have cats. Only six, though, so it's no big deal....!!!! Enjoy Miles - he's beyond adorable!

beth said...

Puppy story: two Christmases ago, after having had my puppy for only a month, I went to my parents house with the puppy. We were going to leave him at my parents house while we all went to church service. We figured the bathroom was the best place since if he peed, it'd be easiest to clean.

Before I go further, you should know
1) he's a black Lab
2) he HATES being alone

...When we got home, we discovered that he'd eaten through the dry wall in the bathroom.

My parents weren't happy!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Scott is right, it nevr goes back to normal. The great part is, Miles will add a whole new dimension to your life. I know its chaotic right now, but enjoy it. Laugh at the cute puppy things he does. When he chews up something, realize its only material, it can be replaced. And when he gives you unconditional love and never ending forgiveness when you're sad, angry, or too tired to play...enjoy every moment of it, cuz YOU WILL miss him when he's gone.

Cindy said...

Yay for Miles! Good puppy. I like the name, too.

Mariah Irvin said...

Wow. Your puppy sounds incredibly well-behaved. I don't have one, but my next-door-neighbor has a little terror.

Danyelle said...

No puppies, just chipmunks. Chipmunks that believe they have super powers, like the ability to fly, and to ingest anything they see. Fortunately, one chipmunk isn't quite crawling yet, so I only have to chase after three. They gnaw of furniture and books, but we're working on getting them house trained. Oldest is, but the youngest three are still working on it. ;-)

Lisa and Laura said...

Love the name and can't wait to see pics!

lotusgirl said...

I don't think we've ever gotten back to normal. It's a lot of work. It's a good thing they're cute.

M. Dunham said...

Hey, things will settle in for both you and the pup, but enjoy the newness while it lasts. :)

Soultripper said...

We are thinking of getting a puppy, but now I'm scared. We just started sleeping through the night a year ago!!

Litgirl01 said...

Liana - I love that name. My mom hates it...oh well! :-)

Scott - UGH! LOL

Charlie - My pup is nearly potty trained! He's a genius! :-)

Marybeth - I think the two are closely linked. lol

Judy - eats socks?? LOL Lord! He tried to go for my shoes today, but I replaced them with a toy. I won't be leaving him alone with my shoes. EVER! LOL

Davin - want to babysit??? :-D

Deborah - he's trouble but worth it. CAT IS PISSED! lol

Beth - OH NOOOO!!!!!! My parents would kill me!! lol

Karen - you are SO right!!! ;-)

Cindy - I love the name Miles! :-)

Mariah - He's a good boy.

Dany - I heard chipmunks are challenging! LOL

Lisa and Laura - I'll definitely be posting pics!

Lois - work is right! I barely have time to eat or shower! It's been a crazy week.

M. Dunham - I hope so! LOL We are slowly settling in to our new lifestyle.

Soultripper - I only went one night without much sleep. However, I do have to wake up early to let him out. :-)

courtney said...

this awesome! Chelsea is not doing so well on potty training, but she is getting the hang of it. Good Luck and have fun!!