Monday, August 15, 2011

Little Miss Maisie

Everyone in our family says they wake up in the morning wondering if they're still dreaming. The entire time we've been in Utah we haven't had a family pet until now and it still seems a bit... abnormal. You look at her and think, Oh, there's the cute dog I'm babysitting. But inside you know that you're gonna have that cute dog for up to 15 years.

Having a puppy comes with many advantages and disadvantages.
For one,  she's adorable and fun to play with. But with that comes the fact that she chews on everything, including hands, feet, and other necessary body parts.
Secondly, eventually she'll be potty trained and life will be easy. But on the down side... she's not potty trained and has had like seven accidents two or three of which I had to clean up.
Thirdly, she's very forgiving. Which is good because we've tripped over her about 289475329865209475 times in the past few days.

Overall I've decided it's worth it. Someday when she's older she'll get over the chewing thing and will ring her little service bell by the door when she needs to go out. And by then she'll be bigger and less likely to be tripped over so much. I guess the lesson to be learned here is that puppies are a lot of work, but in the end you have a happy little dog trained just the way you want it. I look forward to then. But for now I might as well enjoy getting my toes gnawed off by a crazy little puppy.

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