Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Muffy Report

[So very cute! We love our Muffy puppy!]

Our little Muffy puppy has now been with us for 3 weeks -- no need for an alarm clock anymore -- she wakes me at 5:30 AM by her yip-yip bark every day! Such an improvement though from the first week when she was barking at 1 AM and again at 4:30 AM -- and then she wanted to play after her 4:30 AM bathroom break. So, we are headed in the right direction. Even so, Maddy and I wish she could learn to use the bathroom!
Is that really asking too much??

I'd be lying if I said it was all rainbows and puppy tails and my Momma said never to lie! It's been a bit of a challenge, especially since our backyard is not totally fenced in, so someone has to be outside with her at all times . . . and that would be . . . who???

[Chewing her ball-launcher and wondering if she should stop and eat a few rocks!]

So, instead of a somewhat leisurely "read the paper, get dressed and get ready for work", my schedule is more like this from 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM: take dog out, walk her, pickup after her potty breaks; wipe her paws when she comes back in; feed her; run to 2nd floor to shower and attempt to fix own frizzy hair; run back downstairs to take her out again; wait while she dinks around and tries to eat dirt, acorns, rocks -- pry that gunk out of her mouth; run back inside to wake up Maddy and get her breakfast; take Muffy out again; wait some more; run back in and grab something to wear, throw some makeup on; make lunch for Maddy; take Muffy out again; jump in the car [oops - running late]; take puppy to puppy daycare (don't laugh -- it has saved my sanity!); take Maddy to daycare; race to work; have a cup of coffee and begin the workday!


Not saying that no one else helps, Maddy is an awesome little dog walker and we both keep a careful watch on when we think she might need to go out and take her out constantly! Usually, Mr. Tennis assists with the drop-offs and pick-ups of Muffy and Maddy at daycare, but he's been out of town a few days this week. It's been hectic, believe me!


[Walking Muffy -- our first week home -- look -- she found some dirt, worms or acorns to eat!!]

It's not all gloom and doom though -- she is a funny and cute little doggie! If she sees something new, she sits and barks at it. Though she's a feisty little terrier, she ignores squirrels and instead tries to chase birds!

Our vet says acorns are poisonous (true?), even so Muffy wants to eat every single acorn out there. The bad news about that is that our trees lose probably 1,000+ acorns every fall and they have already started dropping!

Her other favorite tasty morsel is dead worms! Yes, we've had a ton of rain the last few weeks and there have been lots and lots of worms and worm bodies out there for her to feast on -- what -- are they protein or something? Ewwww! More good news --her little ears are pointed up most of the time now and while Maddy said that means she is a good listener, I'm not totally convinced.

I just reread this -- forget all the negatives -- she is a sweet puppy though the cute puppy stage is vastly overrated! Soon, we start puppy manners classes - fingers crossed for speedy results!

28 comments:

paige said...

oh i'm sorry janet but i was laughing out loud at your new morning routine! i love it
& how sweet maddy has a new little worm eating playmate!!
adorable puppy!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I can tell you are loving that puppy! But, oh I remember the work!

I would love to know more about puppy day care. Sounds good to me.

I hope soon Miss Muffy will settle down and your morning routine can have some routine back!

I think the thing I remember most is the puppies chewing the electrical cords around the house! YIKES!

Lea
xo

Kim K. said...

I don't envy your morning routine. It'll be interesting to see how this changes a few months from now. She's just so darn cute...worm chewing and all!!

Kim said...

I'm sure the smile on Maddy's face out ways all the work.....at times :-)

Muffy is adorable! Not sure I'd want a kiss though after eating a worm :-(

Hang in there, it will get easier.

Jodee Leader said...

Welcome to puppy hell! The puppy stage is wayyyyy overrated! On a more positive note, it does get much better and a bit easier too! Just give sweet little Muffy a good six months and she will steal your heart away! Hang in there!

Chasing Dreams Photography said...

LOL What an adorable puppy!!! They are a ton of work but so worth it...

Gail said...

It's been a very long time since we had a puppy(10 years), but I do remember those busy days. I had to giggle a little about her habits and what she eats or tries to eat.
It will get better, just takes a little more time. She is absolutely adorable! If I lived close to you I'd babysit.

Courtney said...

I am sure it will get better. It sounds like right now you have a baby in the house.

Karli said...

Thanks so much for the reminder to NEVER GET A DOG. LOL! Just kidding! :-) Wow, sounds like you have a newborn in the house, huh? What fun! :-) Thanks for your sweet comment about Drew. We're off to the hair cut now. I'm holding my breath.

Sharon said...

That is the CUTEST dog!! So tiny. I know it must be So much work, (Or I would have another!) You are the best mommy, since I know kids never forget the dog of their childhood and that experience. Cute post.

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

I can't imagine going through your morning routine all before 7:30! I would be exhausted by the time I got to work! Hang in because this puppy stage can only last for so long.

Casey said...

lol. It's like having a newborn, I've heard. She is so so cute though!!

Kim said...

She is so cute! I know she is a lot of work now but you will all get through. I bet puppy day care has been a Godsend! Enjoy her.

Jeanneoli said...

I am glad that your schedule is getting better. We want a puppy too but I am thinking maybe we will just skip to the dog:-)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I do not miss the puppy days at all......it will get better, I promise! I have to say putting the invisible fence in was the best investment EVER. My morning routine was just like yours until we got the fence and it was not fun.

Even though they are a lot of work, they are so cute and cuddly and members of our family.....so it is all worth it. Muffy is adorable and Maddy looks so happy to have a real life furry friend:)

Have a great weekend Janet~

xo,

Lisa

Kristi said...

I had a scottish terrier dog growing up. I rolled his ears in sponge rollers, dressed him in clothes and made him take naps with me.

They are really a wonderful breed.

Football and Fried Rice said...

I love Jodee's comment - only because I know it all too well. It's been 1.5 years & I STILL haven't forgotten ;)

But Muffy is sooooooo cute!!!!! Not cute enough to pee on the carpet, but cute nontheless!!

and it DOES get better!

Erin said...

Ha Ha! You are cracking me up! Not everyone uses the phrase "dinks around", but I am sure going to start! I am begging my husband for a new dog (ours died a few months ago:( But reading this makes me feel much mor patient. I've missed reading blogs these last few months. Our son had surgery (again), and it has required much more of my time and attention than I expected. You guys are adorable with that puppy!!! Terriers are really hard puppies--- but really wonderful when they get a bit older. We've had two--- a westie and a wheaton. I love thir sporty look and personality!

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