We have a running tally in our house. Or, rather, we did until Moca outgrew it…How many days without pee or poop in the house. 🙂
There would always be some freak accident (my fault for not paying attention) or a random pee (someone new in the house) etc. so we would sigh and say zero days without an accident. Then it would get up to a week and then 2… I was hoping for a month. But then I received this text. At the bottom. How prophetic of me to send poppy icons prior to the incident eh?
me: Jack, remember how I said to please come downstairs and watch Moca?
Jack: I was busy!
me: Remember I said she had just eaten and would probably need to go out?
Jack: She didn’t even warn me!
me: She had probably already gone before you even came down.
me: Yet I’m the one scooping it up. At least she was kind enough to avoid the rug.
Tomorrow we reset the tally!
Moca is still a little off, with some tummy troubles, but this seems to be her thing. All puppies have a thing, and this puppy has a sensitive tummy. So we’re doing boiled rice and chicken for a day or two to see if she can even out a little bit. Poor thing. She is really super sweet and friendly and happy and playful, so I’m hoping it’s nothing too serious.
Last night Jack and I were talking in his room.
me: All’s well that ends well… You know that saying right?
me: Nope you don’t know what it means, or nope all is not well that ends well?
Jack: just nope.
me: Ok funny guy, i’m just saying that even if things are bad as long as they end up well then we can say all is well that ends well.
Jack: Fam nope!
me: OK wise guy. Fam what? What’s that?
Jack: Fam is family.
I’m going to have to start turning his stuff back around on him, it’s way more entertaining for me anyways ha ha. So we will see how today goes and hopefully puppy and boy will still be feeling good when I get home from work 🙂
Jack: Awww do I have to?
me: Yes hurry up.
Jack: Hold on I have to put my cold gear on…. it’s so cold out.
me: Ok but hurry.
(Moca scratches at the door.)
Jack: Where’s my balaclava?
me: Sheesh just grab a hat.
Jack: Oh there it is! Where are my gloves??
me: I didn’t ask you to climb Mt. Everest, just take her out please. Dinner is almost ready.
(Moca whines at the door.)
Jack: Hold on Moca, just getting my coat…
(Moca grabs the leash from the door knob and starts running around with it.)
Jack: Ok all set!
(He stops and looks at me…)
Jack: Uh oh, now I have to pee.
If you’ve ever owned a puppy then you can appreciate my state of mind right now. We picked up Moca this past Saturday. She is half Pitbull and half Corgi mix. A rescue! Adorable and sweet at 12 weeks old. Smart as ever!
Then why am I in, as my friend called it, puppy post-partum? Because ITS LIKE HAVING AN INFANT!
It will pass. But I’m tired.
Jack is so thrilled to finally have a new puppy. He’s a great help also and Moca loves him.
Jack: i’m going to walk the dog morning and night right mom?
Jack: but it’s so cold and dark out at 6:30! Can you do it?
We have a pretty good schedule, Moca does really well all night in her crate I must say. I wake her up in the morning take her outside, feed her and take her in the kitchen on a leash to get Jack’s breakfast ready. The leash is for everyone’s safety and control. Especially Bella. And my furniture and walls.
Then Jack comes down stairs after getting dressed and eat breakfast, and we play in the kitchen while he ignores usHa ha. Then I take Moca into the bathroom with me to get partially ready while Jack brushes his teeth and get his things together for school. Jack will then take her for a walk for about 10 minutes while I blow dry and get dressed and then we all walk down to the bus stop together. And then I have a bout a half hour more playtime and getting ready time with the dog and then she goes in her crate around 7:30. Luckily I work close to home so I zipped home before lunch and spend a half-hour with her and then we were beat the routine when I get home from work.
She really is great at our routine even though it’s only been three days.
And that’s as long as it took me to write this blog post ha ha. I can do about a paragraph a day. I’m so tired and need a good Dog Walker! 🙂