10 pounds down 32 pounds to go!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

"Quick, it's a big hairy one"

Right now everyone is happy and purring or chewing rawhide or blogging, it's a good day. I had another low weigh in today which is awesome. Last night Matt had a bowl of ice cream and I was so close to joining him until I remembered that hey, today was lower than yesterday and I really don't want that ice cream anymore. It was a good feeling, the almost like how a normal person might feel about food feeling. That feeling, that not eating something I don't need is better than eating something I don't need feeling, is a turning point and I know it. I'm really happy to have something in my life right now that isn't about food or exercising or dieting, just living.

The pupcake keeps me busy focusing on things that aren't important, like what's for lunch or how I don't have a job. It's all about watching him be happy, and playing and keeping him safe. I know he's not a baby in the sense of being a human baby but it's still a life changing experience watching him explore the world and learn things and be so happy to see me. That's really the best part of this puppy thing, the so happy to see me part. When he falls asleep the first thing he does when he wakes up is look for me, if he can't see me he comes to find me and then we cuddle. My soon to be 100 pound dog is going to be a sissy mama's boy and I love it!

We went to visit the puppies thinking we'd leave a deposit and come back next week. The whole way there all I could think of was whether this was a mistake or not. When we got there and met them and met his parents and his breeders we fell in love. I know this is going to make me sound like a crazy person but the pup's mother's name is Aurora...my mother's name. Call me nuts but I think that was a sign that this was the right thing to do and so far it feels right too.


You've come a long way baby! said...

Congratulations on the new puppy! I have three kids, but my dog is still a baby. And no, he's not human, but he has feelings and emotions and I love him. Yes, I think that makes me a crazy dog person, but I am not ashamed to say it out loud. Enjoy this time.

Just so you know, they say that 6-9 months of age is the most popular age of dogs being taken to shelters. In other words, those are the most frustrating months because often dogs regress in their house training and behavior. Our trainer said it had something to do with adolescence and getting adult teethe. I'm not sure I buy it as my dog didn't regress and has always been a little crazy. To be honest, any and all of his bad behavior has always been linked to wanting attention or needing more exercise, so we try to give him lots of both. You sound like you are on the right track and love your puppy, which is really the most important thing.

Good luck!

Amy said...

I'm reading all about dog adolescence, it's fascinating. I chose a collie because of their smarts and eagerness to please, but no dog is perfect and we're not expecting perfection. Everyone is impressed that we've had no accidents and that he's sitting and coming so well so early but it's just the beginning. Till death do us part, just like with the kitty who started out eating our heads.

MayQueen said...

Puppy! Oh my god, he's adorable. I'm so jealous. I watch DogTown and the Dog Whisperer on NatGeo all the time, mostly because I'm pining away for a dog (what with my ovaries shriveling in my old age and prospects of marriage disappearing over the horizon). So I'm a fount of knowledge on dog training, wink wink, nudge nudge.

Amy said...

your prospects of marriage disappearing eh, I keep forgetting you live in victorian england. Puppy would love to talk to you about training, you can call his cell.