We love our Happy dog. She’s been doing really good since we got her on Saturday. The kids were pretty surprised. Not “jump up and down surprised.” More like “are we dreaming?” surprised. It took a good couple minutes for my son to ask, “So… this is like our dog, right? …Forever?”
Most people usually have a dog before a kid. We had the kids before the dog. So this puppy-parenthood is all new to us. I can already tell I’m putting too much pressure on myself to raise the most perfect dog. I’ve read almost everything I could about house-breaking. I’ve asked other dog owners for recommendations on everything from dog food to obedience training. And I’ve been to PetSmart already too many times.
I don’t remember being this stressed out over having a new baby! Or, maybe I’m just having new mommy amnesia?
I’m also fighting a new kind of guilt. Pet-owner guilt! I feel bad putting her in her crate while I’m working. She has this pathetic little howl she does when she’s sad. Aww… poor puppy!
Any other WPAG (working pet-owners against guilt) out there?