Tuesday, December 1, 2009

my new routine as a puppy mother

while i'm sure having a real human baby of my own is obviously going to be much, much different, having a five month old puppy to take care of day and night all while working a full-time job is tough stuff!  every morning i wake up, get bailey out of her kennel, take her out to use to restroom and go for a short walk.  i get her some water and play with her for a few minutes, then i have to put her in her kennel while i shower and get ready for work.  (i've made the mistake of leaving her out and she pooped and peed on the floor; and i've also made the mistake of bringing her in the bathroom with me thinking she would be good and she jumped into my garden tub with me.  so for now, when i can't watch her every move, she's in her kennel while i get ready.)  after i get ready, i pack up her bag for the day: treats, toys, leash, food, doggie bowls, favorite blanket, and a sweater because it's cold out now, you know.  i take her out one more time to potty, then i put her in her smaller crate and carry her in her crate out to the car.  i drive over to my parent's house which is conveniently close to my office!  my mom is going to do a lot of the training, hopefully!  i let her go out and play in the backyard for a little bit while i get her water and food ready.  i give her lots of hugs, kisses, and belly scratches goodbye and tell her that she better be good for her mimi!  (my mom refuses to be called grandma. ever.)  after work, it's a similar routine.  and then i get up with her about twice in the middle of the night, and since i have no yard behind my condo, just lots of trees and bushes and fallen dead leaves and nocturnal animals roaming around, she gets excited and has to hunt around for awhile before she finally goes potty.  i'm hoping she'll eventually get the hang of it and get less interested in exploring and more interested peeing quickly!


(i'm beginning to wonder if i should host a puppy shower for bailey boo... hahah)

p.s. - more pictures of my little bailey to come...

4 comments:

"Julie" said...

if you have a puppy shower, you will have NO ROOM to make fun of me for Sushi's Santa costume and headband I just bought her...NO ROOM

♥Aubrey said...

OMG...a puppy shower :)-
That's the most adorable thing i've heard of lady. YOU MUST!!! Imagine all the toys she'd get, but wait it's almost x-mas. Awww...she deserves it anyway.

Thanks for the comment and for finding me. It lead me to your blog. Luv it ♥

Concord Carpenter said...

Well, how's the pup doing?

ej said...

lol it gets better faster than you'd realize.. my beagle was the same way for a while.. now he runs right out and right back in.. less than a 2 min potty break!