Tuesday, June 09, 2009

How quickly I forget...

It seems like only recently that I brought Benni home as a five-pound, two-month-old, floppy baby puppy. And he's been everything a Cairn should be (see this post). You would think that after such a short time and such hard work, I would remember what it's like to raise a puppy.

But how quickly I forget!

Jon and I brought home a 9-month-old beagle puppy this week named Penelope. She's very cute, very loving, and very active. She looks full-grown, but she definitely still acts like a puppy. I've had to re-learn a few things, along with discovering a few more new things that relate specifically to Penelope. After three days, here's what I've come up with so far:

New puppy lesson #1: Penelope does NOT sleep through my alarm. (Benni does.)

New puppy lesson #2: If Penelope is in her kennel and Benni is not in his, much noise ensues.

New puppy lesson #3: When Penelope is left unsupervised in the car, holes magically appear in my seat belts.

New puppy lesson #3 1/2: Another dog's food always tastes better. Always.

New puppy lesson #4: If you are in the house, and Penelope is in her kennel, there will be lots of noise.

New puppy lesson #5: It doesn't matter that I'm trying to take a shower. Or that it's 8am. If I am in the house and Penelope is in her kennel, there will be lots of noise.

New puppy lesson #5 1/2: It doesn't matter that I'm at the gym. Or that it's 7am and Roommate is trying to sleep. If Penelope thinks I am in the house, and Penelope is in her kennel, there will be lots of noise.

New puppy lesson #6: Occasionally, someone steals my dogs overnight and replaces them with very well behaved look-alikes. Then they are very easy to love.

:-)

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