Two weeks ago, as many of you know, Husband and I expanded our wee family by one, by welcoming Beatrix Tucker Buggo into our lives. Our lives changed pretty instantly and we can no longer imagine it without her in, and it's been amazing.....but not all the time.
We both knew things were going to be very different by taking on such a responsibility, but I don't think we realized quite how much things would change. Getting up several times during the night to get a whimpering puppy to the washroom on time - and succeeding about 50% of the time - and having to keep an eye on her every minute, having to beat it back home after work to make sure she's ok, happy, well fed and watered, not bored. I run into people in the hallways at work and they say "yikes, you look so tired." I say, "we have a puppy." They say, "AHHHHHH, it's like having a baby."
As lost as I feel sometimes when Bea just wants to shred things and nip and bite, I love her so much. It makes me want to figure everything out, and to be the best puppy Mama I can be with what I know. Thank you so much to all of you who have given us advice and shared what has worked for you, it's great to have a support group.
Ultimately, I know we are on the right track. I know she's well taken care of, interested in life, not lacking for anything, comfortable and happy. I know we'll get through the tough bits with her, and see the other end, with a well behaved, respectful puppy who loves us as much as we love her. I look forward to it!
|Bea having a snuggle with one of her fave toys, Munk.|