Puppy Parenthood

Greetings from Puppyland. It might be optimistic to say things are ‘good’ but they are definitely better. The puppygirls are closing in on 20 pounds each. You can practically sit and watch them grow. They have discovered they can use the doggie door and most daytime pee pees and poops are independently taken outside. Nights? Better but definitely a bit more lax than when the sun is up.

Of course now that they are bigger, they can destroy bigger things. A step stool just went flying across the room! Really?

We have started to leash train. Or I should say I have started to leash train. Note to self: wear sensible shoes with treads. I had them on the road coming down a little hill and fell…twice. My knee looks like it should belong to a nine-year old. Boo boo! The combination of two, tugging puppies, the incline and smooth bottom shoes did me in.

Of course, ‘poop’ remains the word of the hour, day, week… Right down to finding the decapitated head of a toilet brush on the bed last evening. Really? Yuck!!!! That was the third toilet brush destroyed. Or was it the fourth?

And speaking of poop, still waiting for the poop test results. Do you want to know what they actually wrote in their instruction manual? Too bad. I am telling you anyway. It says…and I quote: “your stool sample may look different from the stool sample pictured.” Really? Is it my imagination or do people think we are idiots?

Continuing right along here, puppy parenthood at 64 and with a vision problem is supposed to be my topic. Not all that bad. Puppy parenthood at 64 with a vision problem, that is. But remember I have a high tolerance for chaos and dogs are at the top of my list of favorite things. If you want to throw away shoes if you step in – here we go again – poop or cannot stand to have a few things ‘accidentally’ gnawed, puppy parenthood may not be for you.

I am still not noticing anything about my vision loss that is making having puppies really onerous. If I had to do it again, I might buy pups that contrasted with the carpet a bit better. They do get stepped on. With housebreaking progressing, there are fewer dark-colored – here we go again! – poops on the dark rug for me to step in.

The problems I am seeing would, again, be more physical. I am still doing my share of picking the pups up and relocating them. If you cannot repeatedly lift 20 pounds…buy a smaller dog. I met this wonderful ‘little monster’ last evening. She was a Morkie (Maltese/Yorkie mix) and weighed less than five pounds fully grown. That pup might be a wise alternative to two, lunatic chocolate labs.

So, basically we are good and making progress. The problems are still not vision related. Minus stepping on them due to poor contrast, of course.

In other news, $178 later I got my CCTV back. I have a new charger and my tray again locks. The techs wrote a note suggesting I refrain from picking it up by the tray. Probably has something to do with my pop rivet problem. For future reference for you.

I go to see Regillo Thursday. Even if he has nothing for me now, I want to be a presence.

Let you know. Bye!

Written December 8th, 2017

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