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.