Hey, just because I can’t sleep, doesn’t mean that the puppy shouldn’t. I just had too much to do, so I was up at 4 am this morning, HOPING Max would sleep. No such luck. He was like it was our regular time to wake up between 5-6:30, depending on how late I worked the night before.
So we had to go out, and we had to eat and we had to play and I was trying to get some of the million and one things done, like get the bear ready to ship, and a Christmas card ready and bills paid, and Max is happily getting into mischief. Of course. 🙂 I can’t say what he grabbed hold of this morning and was tearing through the house with until I caught him. 🙂 <3 He was having a fine time of it. I couldn’t help laughing. Which only encourages the little devil. 🙂
So I usually sit down first thing to work on blogs and emails and such and stop to play with Max often until he tuckers out. But I REALLY had things to do. So I wasn’t doing anything the way I was supposed to. He jumped onto my desk chair and looked at me. I was supposed to be sitting right there. I was getting a bunch of stuff ready for the post office. After I did that, I sat down, and he was in my lap to sleep.
Many years ago before kids, I was required to go to a military wives’ luncheon. I as on Active Duty at the time, had no husband or kids, no pets at the time, either, but had them growing up. So when a woman asked if I had kids, I wisely said, “No.” I didn’t mention no husband either, which I would have to have to be a military wife. *sigh*
Everyone was talking about their kids and I said something about puppies being just like them. Hey, I babysat kids and babies when I was a teen, so it wasn’t that I didn’t know about kids. And I’d help raise a number of puppies, toy poodles, Afghan Hound, and a silky terrier. And guess what? They’re just like little kids.
When I was substitute teaching in the kindergarten classes, they were so used to doing everything in a certain way. Not my way, of course, but the teacher’s way.
The kids had a routine they felt comfortable with. So do puppies. And you know what? So do we as grownups.
With Max’s coming home with me, talk about my routine being out of whack. But we’re beginning to settle down into somewhat of a routine and that makes us both happy. When Tanner comes home, he’ll have to learn our routine too, and then he’ll be confused when I don’t stick with it. But, hey, I’m only human.
And we had a breakthrough! Max laid down when I gave him the word command. Woohoo!
Do you have a routine? How do you feel when it’s out of whack?
Have a super Thursday! Next up for us is Max is getting a bath. And that’s not in our usual routine either. The breeder says Havanese aren’t smelly dogs. She lied.
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Oh, I am such a creature of habit. Maybe that is why dogs seem to settle right in with me? They quickly get to know my routine better than I do, and we are all “discombobulated” (cool word) when something upsets it. When Max’s buddy arrives, you will have two dogs competing for your attention. Instant jealousy. Just like children, you will need to find entertainment that will tire them out. That’s the key to peace and quiet.
lol, yes, love the word discombobulated. Too funny on your dogs knowing your routine better than you do. 🙂 I can imagine trying to have both puppies on my lap at the same time. When I was at my son’s house, his dog, which looks a lot like Max, only black with some white, would climb into my lap. But then their black cat, that was about 3 times bigger, would climb up between the dog and me, wanting closer. LOL It was really hilarious. But while I’m writing, won’t work. 🙂
My daughter says that she is trying to train the new corgi ( 2 years old) how to do tricks like Rilo. So he does them too and wants the treats. If she doesn’t do it right, he barks at the new corgi. But they play great together now. And at first, she said she separated them in the crate because he wouldn’t let her get any rest, but my daughter said she found them curled up together during the day when she was home, so they’re getting used to each other. I hope the same will happen for these two and they won’t teach each other bad tricks. LOL
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Havanese don’t really smell until they get wet & then they Reek!!Worst smell on the planet is wet Havanese & I don’t know why.
After his bath, he smells delightful. 🙂 <3