See that adorable face in my header up there? A face everyone would love? A face that melts your heart? An adorable, little puppy face that just makes you want to squeeze her?
Well, I’m just saying to all of you that have managed to raise a puppy indoors, I applaud you. Molly is caged at night for her safety and David gets her out every morning before he goes to work and then just leaves her in the shop until I wake up. Then first thing after I get out of bed I let her out and she does what she has to do and then she is left out with the big dogs to play.
So far so good. Not many accidents in my shop.
This morning it was pouring rain and David didn’t leave her out which I am glad for, but…….
Let’s just say I slept in a little this morning. Okay, I slept in a lot. I don’t like to get up late because I feel like I have wasted part of the day away in bed, but this morning with the rain pattering on the skylight and feeling all cozy and snug in bed I slept. And I slept. Something I haven’t done in years. Once I woke up and through sleepy eyes I saw that it was nine- thirty. “I have got to get up,” I told myself as my eyes closed again. Then, the next time I looked at the clock it was ten-thirty and I jumped up and ran downstairs to let Molly out of my shop. I was afraid of what I would see when I opened the door. My fears were well founded.
Molly had had a poop and pee party all over my shop. Whether it was from frustration, anxiety or revenge, she sure did a number on my shop floor. I was so glad at that moment that I had cement floors and no rugs in the shop.
I let her out and began the clean up, pouring bleach everywhere and spraying disinfectant. Then I realized I could hardly breathe so I turned on the air conditioner and fan and left the shop for a while. Later I came back and scrubbed the floor with soap and water. I am going to go over it with a wet swiffer in a little while.
Meanwhile, Molly was all, ” I want to play and bite your heels,” something we are trying very hard to train her not to do. She is out with Belle and Bonnie now. I know, I know, this is what you should expect with a puppy, but I really didn’t know a puppy could go so many times in a matter of a few hours. I won’t let it happen again.
Other than that, Molly is such a good addition to our dog family. She is sweet most of the time. Once in a while she turns into the Tasmanian Devil and tries to nip and bite and goes all growly and vicious, but we don’t let her get away with it. She is learning to sit for treats and she loves her treats. She can smell them before she sees them and gets all excited.
I hope your day started better than mine. Bye.