Days of Change, Adjusting to Our New Pup!

I’ll be the first to admit that changes, even good ones, can easily throw me off track. Things can make me change my schedule, and when you’re like me and live off your schedule, it can seriously make you wonky.

On February 1st, my Mom and I brought home a new dog! She’s SO adorable, but needs a lot of training, and while I wouldn’t trade her for the world (did I mention that she’s cute?) my Mom and I have to rearrange our schedules for her. And that’s okay, but it means that I have to get into a new groove.

And that can take a lot of time.

Normally if I wake up early-ish, I just go to the bathroom (sorry, TMI, but it’s the truth) and then go back to sleep. But with her, I know that she needs to go to the bathroom, so I take her out at 7 am, and then we come back to go to sleep again. She falls asleep, I don’t. I just can’t. To be fair, she wipes me out and I fall asleep earlier with her, but I guess I’m just not used to the idea of being productive at 8 am…but maybe I need to give into the idea of it.

She also sleeps a lot after breakfast. I couldn’t tell you why…but she does. I’m usually still waking up, so besides eating my own breakfast, nothing really gets done, but I know that needs to change.

My Mom and I are crate training her and even though I didn’t want to put her into a crate right after she wakes up, she sleeps in my room, on a bed next to mine. But if all she does after breakfast is go to sleep, maybe doing an hour of crate training her wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Maybe I’ll try it…see if she barks or not.

I figure she’ll just fall asleep.

I also realize that she doesn’t rest as much in the afternoon because she takes a three hour nap after breakfast, so maybe I can get to play with me or something. I just wish that she slept throughout the day and not all in the morning. We’ll see what happens.

My new goal is to get my stuff done when she is just relaxing or in her crate…like now, for example. It’s taking me a while to get used to a new schedule, but for her…it’s worth it.


How do you adjust to schedule changes?


  • lhrufi

    I have a new puppy also. Her name is Belle. She is a Bichon Frise, all fluffy and white. It is 4:30 in the morning and she is wide awake running around my office.She is our 4th dog and I have been successful in crate training. It has been a little awkward because my right arm is in a sling after having rotator cuff surgery 3 weeks ago. All the effort you are putting forth is worth it all. Dogs give a new meaning to unconditional love and accepting who you are, just as you are.

  • aria

    Holy Spirit, you who makes me see everything and shows me the way to reach my ideal, you who gives me the divine gift to forgive and forget all the wrong that is done to me and you who are in all instances of my life with me. I, in this short dialogue, want to thank you for everything, and affirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desires may be. I want to be with you and my loved ones in your perpetual glory. To that end and submitting to God’s holy will, I ask from you..(mention your favour). Amen

    This prayer should be said for 3 consecutive days. After the 3rd day, your sincere wish will be granted no matter how difficult it may be. Promise to offer thanksgiving by sharing it and expressing it on granting of your favour. The idea is to spread the wonder of the Holy Spirit.

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