We got a new puppy! The past few weeks have been absolutely crazy. I forgot what it is like to be a pet owner. It is a little like having a kid again. Schedules, potty training, teething- woah.
To say the least, we are in love with our pup, Mysha. She is just the cutest thing ever.
Lil has also been loving her, but has needed an adjustment period for sure. The first few days I don’t think she was so sure, but now she just adores her puppy.
I find myself pretty exhausted from it all, though. Setting my alarm every four hours at night to let the pup out of her crate so she doesn’t pee or poo isn’t what I was expecting to do, but I know it will be worth it in the end.
Today kind of felt like a circus. I took Lil and Mysha on a walk. I had Mysha with one hand on her leash, and my other hand pulling Lil in her wagon. The dog kept getting all caught up in the leash and around the wheels of the wagon, and Lil just kept on standing up and sitting down and almost falling out. I even had a man stop and tell me I should strap Mysha to the wagon!
I kind of wanted a glass of wine at 10am… not gonna lie.
I love that we got a puppy, though. In a weird way, it is dulling the ache in my heart from losing my son a few months ago in miscIarriage. There is something so soothing in nurturing a small life, like a puppy. Taking care of someone else’s needs distracts me from my tendency to look inward or be so cynical. I find I am laughing more. I also find myself taking my morning cup of coffee outside and watching my child play in the grass and Mysha run around like a floppy fish. It is awesome.
I know I haven’t blogged much lately. It’s been really nice to just focus some time on my kiddo, our new puppy, and some other things in life.
Summer is almost here, and I cannot wait to enjoy the outdoors with my loves. To watch these sweet ones grow up together will be a gift. I hope Mysha and Lil will have a relationship so special and a bond so great as they grow together. There is nothing like a dog; it is such a great friendship. There is no toy I could have bought Lillian to replace the fun her and Mysha will have together over the years!