new puppy lessons

A while back we rescued a puppy from a local shelter.  Our kids were getting older and had been badgering us for a serious pet.  It seems that the interactive capabilities of our beta fish were just a little too lacking for their liking.  So we actually researched, found a good shelter and welcomed a new little bundle of joy into our home.  What follows are just a few of the lessons I’ve learned from our new puppy.

  • Any & all items of clothing, toys or food left unattended become the property of the puppy.
  • If you’re a parent, be prepared to explain sniffing & licking
  • Puppies loose that cute puppy smell when they roll around on wet grass.
  • Beanie babies are not filled with beans but plastic beads…and so was the puppy…for a little while at least.
  • Nothing is as simultaneously cute & frightening as waking up nose to nose w/ a tail wagging pup.
  • When you’re home sick…nobody loves you like the puppy.
  • Most every argument with your spouse ends when the puppy starts licking your toes.
  • Puppy gas is not nearly as cute as puppy breath
  • Puppy poop is not nearly as easy to clean up as big dog poop.
  • Before puppy…Barbie; After puppy…massive headwound Barbie.
  • What goes in must come out. Follow the puppy around long enough and you’ll get your Lego back.