So, New Mama here for a long-awaited post. I haven't felt very inspired to write of late.
This dog-owning thing is really hard. I'm not going to lie. I have never had a pet. For real. In my 27.5 years on Earth, I've not really had a pet. We had an occasional fish. My brother had a box turtle or two. I don't count the rabbit you read about in an earlier post. So, here I am. Girl with dog (and husband).
I didn't realize that you could love a four-legged furball so much. His puppy kisses - even with puppy breath - are the sweetest thing around. His snuggles are epic. I love coming in from our walkies and snuggling on the couch under the big blanket. These are the times I cherish. Well, these and bathtime. He is too cute during bathtime.
But, there are hard parts, too. When he whines and wants to play when I have charts to work on, I just want to either scream or cry. I want to be able to devote 100% of my time to him, but I just can't. Residency won't let me. The charts won't get done by themselves. And, try as he might, Ramsay's paws don't mix well with a computer keyboard.
The worst part is the potty training. He does well ANYWHERE but our house. At my mom's, he's perfect. Each poop or pee is on a pad. But, at home, it seems like anywhere is fair game. Most of the time, it's near misses of the pee pads. Sometimes it's total failure. Like when I come in from work to find that he has pooped on a pad, only to step in it and traipse it through his entire Ramsay Rompin' Room. That is hard. Especially after a long day.
But, I guess the good outweighs the bad with our little gentleman. Docsdox is being great about my difficulty adjusting to being a dog-mom. He knows that I am working on being the best mom to Ramsay. I just hope my little man realizes it.
But, regardless, I love the little weiner. Simple as that.