I like dogs
I like dogs
A dog that is barking over the hill
A dog that is dreaming very still
A dog that is running wherever he will
I like dogs.
— Margaret Wise Brown,
The Friendly Book
We’ve now been proud puppy owners for four weeks and have waged full-out war on fleas, dealt with a urinary tract infection, and despair of ever housetraining successfully.
I know it can be done— if I managed to potty train the most stubborn kids on earth I can housetrain a puppy— but the urinary tract infection had her going every five minutes and on top of work and the heat and summertime kid bickering and middle-of-the-night walks I’ve been really, really close to the breaking point.
So please, in the name of everything holy I’m taking advice on housetraining puppies.
Please and thank you.
Puppy update, week 12:
That’s right folks, we’ve had another 25% weight increase over the past two weeks. At this rate Karma’ll weigh more than my car before you know it.
She’s also nearly as big as The Dogness, who was twice her size when we got her. It’s like she’s got telescopic legs.
But it’s hard to complain, too much.
She’s still pretty darn cute.