As many of my friends advance to the stage of having kids and buying books like this, Josh and I are progressing slower. We’re dog owners now. I thought I would clue you guys in on how our lives have changed with our new puppy. Here are a few things you might expect if you become owners of a puppy:
What to expect:
Bite marks on your arms and legs and maybe even your nose
Circles under your eyes from lack of sleep
Freshly licked walls
Waking up at 2am to let the pup out (then watching him just lay in the grass instead of going to the bathroom)
Rips in your clothes
Several toys and other items lying around your house
More walks during the day (to work off excess puppy energy in hopes of getting a full night’s sleep)
Being late to work
And a few tips:
- Don’t put beer in your garden to keep the slugs away. Henry lapped up all the beer and slugs.
- When he starts whining quickly run with him to the yard, a few seconds and you might have a special present on your floor.
- The best way to keep him out of things around the house is to tie him up at your feet. It’s not sad or restrictive, it’s necessary.
- Gardens are like playground for puppies. Henry showed us this as he jumped into the garden and threw himself into the large zucchini plants.
Some proud brags of our pup:
He is grass fed because we are so ‘organic’ (no really he loves to eat grass even though we feed him well)
He ate from Pottery Barn plates for his first week at our home until we finally got to a Petsmart to buy dog bowls
He prefers strawberries after his dinner
He carries branches twice his size around with him on our walks
He comes from a line of champions (still not sure what this means)
If you’re in Salt Lake City, you should check out my list of dog friendly restaurants because dinner is always better with a puppy wrapping itself in his leash at your feet right?
Also, please give me any or all puppy advice you have!