Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Parenthood

Oh my. Thank goodness she's cute!! It's been 3 weeks already! I can't beleive how the time has flown by! (why didn't it move this quick when we were waiting for her to come home?!). She is a treasure (most of the time). And when she's not being a treasure she has that beautiful doe-eyed cutie face that luckily (for her!) melts our hearts. She has taken a fondness to my patio plants - I've lost 2 pepper plants already which Mummy was NOT happy about, and she's got an obsession for bark and gravel - eating it - and she's so damn quick with it the little tike.

She has been great with her crate - it's been making house training so much easier for us. And she's quite content right through the night. We have such varying schedules these days. With me working part time at different jobs, plus my early morning runs (distance varying) our 'get-up' times in the mornings vary from 4.30 - 7.30am. She's been a star fitting into our household and really doesn't cry in the mornings until she hears us moving around. (work that bladder control girlfriend - work it!!)

Chris left last Friday for his bike trip to NorCal so it's single parenthood for me. It's exhausting watching her constantly. I want her to have as much time out of the crate as possible but that literally means following her around all.the.time. She's LOVING her walks - we're out around 1.5 - 2 hours a day, broken into either 2 or 3 walks . We have crown land right at the back of the house with no leash restrictions (other than common sense) so she's free to roam. She's awesome at staying close and coming when called (because there are treats involved and she knows it!). She's quite the neighbourhood 'hit' with everyone we meet out walking - I've lost count of the number of times I've small-talked her sex, name and age!! (I guess that's what people do with babies!) - oh and breed (for dogs only you hope!)

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