I miss my peaceful mornings. Wake up when the sun rises, pet the cat at the top of the stairs, feed the cat, have a cup of coffee, read my email, put away the dishes, start the laundry. Quiet and peaceful!
Mornings are not relaxing anymore. I still wake up, but jump out of bed to make the pup does not make a mess. Pet the cat a much shorter time at the top of the stairs. Take the puppy out to poop. Clean up poop and wash down kennel. Come back in rain or shine and feed the cat as the dog jumps all over the place, carry the cat holding the tail out of the puppies reach so he can’t bite it. Collect the dog dish and three different ingredients, to make sure the puppy has “good healthy poop”. Puppy gets so excited she bangs my knee into the wall, so there is the second puppy bruise this week. Feed puppy and immediately take her outside to do her duty for a second time.
OMG, I finally get to make coffee after I spray down the puppy pee. Come back in to put away dishes and start daily laundry; hear a lot of noise in the laundry room and the puppy’s tail and back legs are all that can be seen by the cat litter door. Pull out the puppy, close and fasten the door to the laundry room so she cannot get in, but the cat cannot get out. Poor cat, probably just had the poop scared out of him. The cat has terrible mats in his fur for the first time in four years. Called a groomer to come to the house and cut out the mats. She said the cat is probably stressed. It will be a mere $100 to groom the cat and we have to give him a sedative.
Pick up my coffee cup, so maybe I can have it slightly warm. (Got to remember to use the thermal cup) . Coffee has cooled down, but as I walk to my office I notice another pile of poop in front of the guest bath. Humm, the laundry door is closed so I cannot get paper towels. Use toilet paper to clean up the mess. Sterilize with cleanser and walk toward my office to read email and etc, and there are three more piles by the front door. How much can any puppy poop and why three times in three different places?
I do not think this is the right way to start your day! I love my puppy, but not so sure I love my life with a puppy. Got to think about this.
Puppy is finally quiet. Cat is locked in the laundry room. I think I like my cat more than the puppy.
And another day begins…..