It was not love at first sight.
I had talked to people at getting a dog before and always said it would be a good way to get used to responsibility before we wanted kids but I never actually thought it would be like having a baby.
You see, puppies can be a bit of a handful.
All of a sudden, I have someone following me to the bathroom and staring at me while I pee.
I have someone that whines at me in the morning when I sleep in.
If I leave anything on the floor, especially tissues, they will get torn up and thrown everywhere.
He wants to play all the time. That means either I’m playing and taking away from my quality couch/watching tv time or there are toys strewn from one end of my living room to the other.
He wants up in my chair, he wants down from my chair.
All of a sudden, there’s a creature in my house that has to take more medicines than I do. Hartgard, flea, allergy medicine. Where does it end!
He loves to run outside and when he runs, he runs fast. So fast that I drop his leash and then have to dive bomb and slide into the ground to get it.
There may be battle wounds.
He gets upset when we leave. He may whine, bark and cry and then just decide to be mad and tear up everything in his room.
And let’s not even get started on the potty training!
Don’t get me wrong though. There are some benefits.
It’s fun to get stopped in petco and told you have the cutest creature in the world.
When you’re crying and he comes up to you and cuddles and licks your face, it can’t help but make you smile. Even though it’s only because he likes the way they taste.
He certainly cures any boredom that you may have.
And let’s just be real, when you get to snuggle with a sleeping puppy laying on your shoulder, it makes everything worth it.