Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Why having a puppy is just like having a baby

You get woken up in the middle of the night because she has done a wee or poo and wants it cleaned up - and commented on!

Food and toys belonging to others (the cats) are much better than her own.

Expensive educational toys are all very well but she'd much rather play with a cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels, or shred her newpaper (pee on it dear, don't play with it)

Everyone you know wants to cuddle the new arrival but no one wants to clean up the mess!

Your once tidy home is now resembling a bomb site.

You learn that no one else but you and your partner really wants to know whether she went wee wees in the right place, or whether she managed to sit on command.

Date night with Hubby is mainly filled with conversation about the wee one, and you race home straight after the movie to check that she is ok...

You have to leave your warm cosy home at night to take her to the vet or puppy school.

Long hot baths are a thing of the past unless hubby is around to entertain and amuse her, or you have a set of ear plugs handy.

Everything - everything! - takes so much longer when there is a wee being tugging on your leg, or generally getting in the way.

And just when you are ready to growl her for something really naughty...she does something so cute, or snuggles in for a cuddle, and you realise it's all worth it :-)

4 Comments:

Blogger ellie said...

Yeah they are great aren't they. Mine just ate my sprinklers again- I hope he grows out this chewy phase- my plants will be needing the water soon!

4:09 PM  
Blogger Dream Mommy said...

yup, animals can sure be a lot like babies, except they don't need a sitter while you go to work.

5:21 AM  
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