It’s been over seven years since there has been a puppy in my home. Seven years since I’ve had to puppy proofing my home, seven years of not running behind a puppy that’s circling looking for a spot to potty on my carpet. It’s been seven years of going to bed and sleeping (mostly) throughout the night. Other than the occasionally cat using my furniture as a scratch post, it has been seven years without puppy teething marks on the legs of my tables and chairs.
Have I missed those sleepless, crazy puppy days from seven years ago?
Apparently I have!
We have a new puppy in the family!
Edna the Pug
The decision to bring a puppy into our home was not taken lightly, in fact, it’s been an ongoing discussion over the past few years. We’ve discussed the pros and the cons, the what if’s and the how to’s, and of course, discussed the added expenses that comes with bringing another dog into our home.
If you know me, you also know that I already have the dog love of my life, my partner in crime, my sidekick, my heart dog, Edie the Pug. Some of you may even ask why would I want to bring another dog in to my home when Edie and I are doing so well, when we are both in sync and to be honest, she’s such a good dog – why test fate?
I like to think that because Edie is such a good dog, I’m hoping she can play a role in helping develop our new puppy’s attitude, personality and assist in training.
Am I crazy, or just puppy crazy?!
Maybe I’ll be asking myself when I’m woken in the middle of the night by a whimpering puppy who is missing her mom and siblings, or a puppy that decides 2am is a great time to play, maybe when I’m running behind a squatting puppy about to potty my carpet, maybe I’ll be wondering “what have I done, what have I gotten myself into?”
But here’s the thing, maybe, just maybe, because I’ve gone through all these scenarios, and understand it’s not going to be all cute and cuddly puppy love, and I’ve made the decision to wait, actually wait, thinking with my brain and not my heart, ok, my heart had a big part in this, but I waited until I was ready, as ready as I can be, to go through the puppy stage again. Of course, ask me after the first week of no sleep and this could turn into a totally different post LOL!
I hope you’ll all welcome the newest member of our family, Edie the Pug’s little sister:
Of course being Edie’s little sisfur, Edna the Pug will not be out done and can be found on Twitter @ednathepug and on her own Instagram @pugedna , I hope you will stop by and support Edna by giving her a follow!