Adoption Wasn’t Supposed To Involve a Baby

May 16, 2012

Nobody told me that I could become a dog lover fall in love with this dog.  His ears, his facial expressions, the way he snuggles in his “bed” all afternoon, and the way he leaps around like a little deer in the backyard.

Also?  Nobody told me that no  matter how old the dog is, bringing home a dog is like bringing home a baby.  I have cleaned up poop and puke.  I have baby talked, shushed, and comforted.  I have begun sleep training and been awakened entirely too early every morning.  Actually, that’s not true.

I am awake at five every day and would love to get up at five and do my thing (run, spin, or blog and drink coffee).  I have done this successfully for nine years.  I sneak out of bed, tiptoe to the bathroom, don’t flush, get dressed in the dark, run the brush over my teeth, and head out the door while the rest are sound asleep.

But now?  When I open my left eye and peek at the other side of the room a pair of little white ears perks up and I get a stare that says, “Is it time to play yet?”  And if I even sit up in the bed he freaks out.

Letting him out of the crate is like letting a bull out of the stall, only he’s happy.  He goes crazy.  And although he isn’t barking, he is noisy.  Two seconds alter, Hayden comes stumbling out of his room, pretending to be well-rested, ready to greet Arthur.  It’s sweet, really, but those two are worn out and I am growing more cellulite-y by the day.

I how do I sneak past this dog in the morning?



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8 Responses to Adoption Wasn’t Supposed To Involve a Baby

  1. Chunky Mama on May 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Throw a blanket over his crate so he can’t see you. 🙂


    thesweet Reply:

    for real? do i do it before i go to bed? because although drowsy, he might not be asleep yet when i get in bed.


  2. Laura Timanus on May 17, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Don’t you love him though? Especially when they are snuggly!


  3. Mom on May 17, 2012 at 8:59 am

    Put his crate in the guest room or other room where he can’t see you !!!


  4. Mandy on May 17, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Aw. Soooooo cute! Little snuggly puppeh!


  5. Laural Out Loud on May 18, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    I really hope this never happens to me, lol. It would take a HUGE amount of love for me to deal with doggy puke and poo. But he is cute. Super cute!


    thesweet Reply:

    I hate dog shit. Like, really hate it. And I always seem to be the one to step in it. Thankfully, this dog is so little that him poo poos are really small and firm, so easy to clean up.


  6. carole miller on May 19, 2012 at 4:17 am

    Ahh yes no matter the trouble they might be, they grab our hearts and give us that unconditional love that makes it all worth while!


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