Okay, so I had to laugh this morning when I realized I missed posting a blog this week. Let me update my loyal blog followers on my recent life changes…..We are now the very proud owners of an 11 week old American Cocker Spaniel puppy! Yay! We are loving him and our new puppydome, but it has brought back all the memories of when my girls were babies and toddlers!
I have realized that having a puppy is very similar to having a baby. They sleep and play, and poop and pee a lot, but they are also like those toddlers who get into EVERYTHING and ANYTHING they can. They love to explore and are so curious about new things. The one change is the chewing and teething behaviours. Unlike human babies, puppies seem to think that any part of you, your clothing, the house, the yard, etc., etc., is their personal teething toy! Man and are their teeth sharp! Yowzers! They are like needles! So, that being said, we have quite an array of “redirection toys” kicking around everywhere to distract him with. These do work, but persistence, perseverance and patience are key.