Today at Kingsford

Raven - goin' crazy

Today at Kingsford I am feeling exhausted. It’s 8:30 and I’m just about ready for bed. Boy, I knew that puppies were a lot of work, but I don’t think I was fully prepared for just what we were signing up for. The exhausting bits are those like the above…

Raven - goin' crazy

…or this…

Raven - all tied up

…or this.

Actually, it’s not so much the tailing after her to untangle her or empty her mouth (which I seem to have to do a lot) just in and of itself that’s exhausting, but rather the having to be at constant attention, with one eye always on her, so you can never fully relax or focus down on a project. I’ve read that a puppy can sleep for “as much as” 16 hours a day, and the sources generally recommend letting the puppy rest and not keeping them up. I don’t know what sane puppy parent would possibly be doing that. They may sleep 16 hours, but that still leaves 8 hours a day that they’re curiously getting into everything! I very much value my snippets of downtime while she’s sleeping during the day…

So I’m a little behind on catching up on reading or answering my comments or other little tasks like that. I’m sure I’ll have lots of time to get back on top of that once she’s grown out of her puppyish energy… in a couple years…

Raven - who me?

Who, me? Trouble? Naaah, couldn’t possibly. Look how sweet I’m being…