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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Puppy Update

He-who-has-no-name is doing well.

Better than me.

We went to the vet yesterday. Doc verified him to be all of 7 weeks old and 9 whole pounds. He also said I looked a little sleep deprived.

He's lucky I didn't deck him. I do that when I'm sleep deprived.

It's getting better though. Puppy is yowling less and I am sleeping more.

Ahh, the tender moments of crate training.

I think we did the right thing adopting he-who-has-no-name even though we are awaiting adoption approval for the adult female. My only regret is that three was my limit for dogs. Greg is all for getting a fourth (my Aussie) but I think three is enough for now. I can't afford to lose any more sleep.

Traits I have noticed:

• He is fearless for a little guy.
• But likes to know me or Tank are nearby--just in case.
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• His appetite is enormous
• And he is not fussy about what bug or plant he puts on the menu
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• He has the sweetest temperament
• But doesn't approve of his bedtime hour.
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I really didn't want this puppy. But I'm glad we saved him.

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11 comments:

Marianne Arkins said...

Puppies are HARD... and you have all my sympathy (and empathy, as I was there not too long ago). But you did a good thing :-)

Maria Zannini said...

LOL! I felt sorry for you before. But I REALLY feel sorry for you now.

Puppy Patrol is a 24 hour job.

Suzanne McLeod said...

You did so want him *g* just not the sleep deprivation.

And yay! congratulations on he-who-has-no-name joining your family :-) He's a cutie!

asenyart said...

Congrats on the new guy!

Maria Zannini said...

Suzanne: Okay, I did want him. But could we speed time up to just after he's housetrained?

asenyart: Thanks! I can tell right now this blog (not to mention the rest of my writing) is going to suffer for a while.

dawtheminstrel said...

OMG, that dog is sooo cute.

And you're a marshmallow when it comes to dogs.

Maria Zannini said...

Guilty as charged. :o)

Shelley Munro said...

Aw, he's so cute, although I don't envy you all the toilet training etc. That's hard work. Oh, the sleep too. I hope you manage to catch up on your sleep.

Maria Zannini said...

It feels like forever, but he really is catching on more quickly than normal for such a young pup.

Greg and I are at odds for a name. I'm not happy with his choices and he doesn't like mine.

We might have to call him "Hey You".

catie said...

Poor Momma--these kids give no respect. No respect I tells ya! He's awfully cute though... :D

Maria Zannini said...

Yeah! That's right!

But in a few months all this will be a faint memory.

I should take more pictures to remind me how little he once was.

We're going on a long trip tomorrow. We'll see how much hair I have left by the time I get back.