Friday, May 16, 2014

So long, sweet freedom

As you know, The Professor and I have been quite the traveling duo.  But I think those travels have come to an end.

At least for a while.

Reason No. 1
A Fox Terrier-Blue Heeler (Australian Sheep Dog)



Reason No. 2
A Dorky (Dachshund-Yorky) But we don't use the word Dorky.  
Don't want to hurt his feelings.


OMG!  What were we thinking!  Two puppies at once!  I suppose it was my genius idea to have a second one to keep the first one company.  Once we saw their little faces, we couldn't walk away.  That was this past Saturday when my house was clean, orderly, and quiet.  And  I was as free as a bird with my time.

But my wings have been clipped.
Now, my house is dirty, chaotic ...  puppy toys scattered and gates galore.
And I am a servant to their needs!

I have never raised a puppy.  Always been a kitty person.  But since Kitty Kramer's passing last year about this time and The Professor's Beagle, Travis McGee, the year before, we felt a loss with no pet in the home.  But then again, we weren't home all that much!

Oh my, how our lives have suddenly changed.

It's like having babies all over again.  My days are now filled with a pee/poop/, treat, walk, play, nap.  All to be repeated .... starting at 6:00 a.m. and finally ending at midnight.

I'm a sleepy-eyed, puppy smelling, mush for brains dog mommy of twins.
Learning how to be a pack leader.

I hope I succeed.


Cause it will be so worth it in a year or so.

~ ~ ~


P.S.  Still trying out names to match their robust personalities. 

22 comments:

Hartwood Roses said...

These two little scamps are adorable. Remember, a tired well-fed puppy is a good puppy. Just like infants, routine is paramount for them and for you.

Brian Miller said...

awww cute little ones...and def a good reason to stick around the house...

Tabor said...

Thank you for reminding me why I am not quite ready for a puppy!! We really want one, but travel, ticks and freedom are keeping that joy at bay.

Out on the prairie said...

Fun to enjoy, well until they chew up something. My black dog is a Morky, Maltese yorkie. I am throwing a ball for one while blogging, guess we need to go out and play.

biebkriebels said...

You made quite a decission, but they look both adorable! Those eyes, I would have melted myself too. I think you will make long walks in the future. Enjoy your doggies.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, they're so adorable indeed!! I do miss my Sam Schnauzer whom I lost last year. I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend, Reena!!

Evelyn S. said...

Oh my! That's quite the responsibility after all the freedom. Our youngest and his new wife acquired Chloe, a Goldendoodle pup last fall and are training her to be a therapy dog. She was here at Christmas and again last week when the kids came for a funeral. A dog that spends most of its time in a house is a huge responsibility! :-) Enjoy.

Lisa Gordon said...

Reena, they are just adorable, and it is most definitely worth the time put into raising them. All they really want is to please.

Enjoy every moment with them!

Daryl said...

they are adorable .. wont #1 grow to be a lot bigger than #2? such photogenic faces and they seem to be quite good friends

bailey-road.com said...

They look like trouble.
Just kidding. They're an adorable duo!

Rose L said...

It is like having children! Now you are on a leash--not able to do things on a whim anymore, and less travels without lots of preparation. Don't get me wrong--I have 2 cats and have had animals in my life for many years (I am 61) and do know they are work and pleasure blended together.
Enjoy them.By the way, I once had a tri-colored Australian shepherd and it was the best dog I ever had.

Michaele said...

Oh I didn't know you had it in you. Bless your heart this really is BIG! They are absolutely adorable!

Country Girl said...

Their names will come in time. They really do tie you down, but in a most rewarding way, really. Reena, I am so glad that we got George when we did. I was against getting another pet because I didn't want to be tied down. But then I realized what a hole in my life there was without one.

Wishing you much happiness with your new babies. It will be tough for a little bit but then so much better.

ladyfi said...

Oh my goodness - they are adorable! But quite a lot of work...

Catherine said...

Aren't they adorable!! There's going to be lots of fun at your house I think. :)
xo Catherine

Hilary said...

The word "adorable" was my very first thought but glancing at the comments, I see it was pretty much everyone's first thought. Hut it sure is the truth. Enjoy your new babies. Let us know what names you pick.

Linda R said...

Awww... They are so adorable. Wishing you the best of luck with your new babies..

Hugs~

S. Etole said...

Seeing years of fun and companionship ahead.

Sanibel Gal said...

Congratulations and welcome - to sleepless nights (for a bit), lots of walks (for a long time), and more love and puppy kisses than you can imagine -- oh and endless photo opportunities

I have two words for you that will save your life --

Crate training.

There are many many places that I have traveled on Cape Cod, Florida, and others that are now very dog friendly as long as your dogs are crate trained for when you have to leave them alone. I have plenty of lists of places, and tips as you are ready!

For now -- enjoy the chaos!

Patricia said...

Ooh, double the fun. We survived Liberty's puppyhood but it was very trying at times. Still love her to pieces and she's two now. Have fun, and patience, and by the way... I bet it's time for another walk outdoors. Ha!

Pat Tillett said...

Oh my! These pups are so darn cute! They can really melt your heart. Very nice photos of them also.

Was the professor's Beagle names after the Travis McGee in the John D. McDonald books?

Karen Ann said...

They are adorable! And I am in dog rescue, these look to me like adopted pets, which are absolutely the best. Good luck and much happiness(and exercise!) with these two.