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Re: a puppy is a good idea.... lucielu2

Posted by Dinah on October 12, 2010, at 20:29:34

In reply to Re: a puppy is a good idea.... Dinah, posted by lucielu2 on October 12, 2010, at 18:34:45

A border collie is out of my energy league! :)

I'm following the principle of "puppy wakes up, bring him potty, play with him till he's exhausted, repeat" and it's been years (at least over two) since I've been so tired (and covered with mosquito bites).

He's utterly adorable, unbelievably smart, and surprisingly biddable for a puppy his age. He wants to do everything his big sister does, which makes my job easier.

She's special. One of those dogs who make you happy to be alive. Even though I know intellectually that she won't live long, emotionally I'm pretty sure I forget. It'll be traumatic all over again when I'm forced to remember.

In the meantime, I'm trying to enjoy her as well as him. They're adorable together. I was working with the puppy to leave something alone, and she came by with a toy in her mouth squeaking it. Every time she squeaked it, she'd glance at him. Eventually he noticed and recognized it for an invitation to play, and zoomed off after her. I'm not sure if she was trying to help me with the distraction, or take my focus away from him and back on her. :) It's also hilarious when they both get into classic sheep herding posture, staring at each other, before breaking into play.

She's not terribly maternal. But I think she likes being someone's idol.

I think it is therapeutic, even though I'm predictably responding to the sleep deprivation of a new puppy. Except that I find myself pulling away from people more and more. I'm back to rapidly becoming a hermit.

 

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