Friday, January 24, 2014
It's A ....................Cute Puppy Post!
I got my Christmas wish which was that the dog not have her babies on Christmas. Her first litter three years ago was born on the 23rd. It just added an extra level of chaos to the holidays. Though it was a wonderful learning experience for my son. The first litter all went to a training program to become working dogs. This time we made it to January before she had the puppies. I thought it would be easier in January. I was not as prepared as I thought. She went into Stage 1 and stayed in it for 36 hours. That is 36 hours she kept me awake petting, snuggling, comforting her. If I fell asleep she would climb on our bed and lay on my back - which has a lot of problems so 100 pounds of dog on it woke me up every time! In a hazy fog I let her out at 10:00 am on Saturday morning, I needed to take care of some human morning things and she barked. Now I had been aggressive with my husband & son when she barks get her in asap. This time I was tired and I had something I had to do that would only take a few minutes at best. So I said, "Wait five minutes girl!" It's always that one time isn't it? That one time we aren't prepared? I opened the door to a puppy on the porch. The puppy was fine. I named it Cement.