It’s safe to say that
our my life has pretty much revolved around Remy this past week. I’m not complaining (much) as that’s how it should be…he is, after all, just a baby. However, I will moan just a little over the fact that I had somehow blocked from my mind just how “high maintenance” puppies are.
The quickest refresher in puppy pandemonium is that everything is based upon housetraining. Therefore, our life with Remy consists of two modes: relaxed and apprehensive. Relaxed occurs in the first 5 minutes after he has come in from outside and there has been a successful “hurry, hurry.” At this point, we are absolutely certain there is no way his little bladder is holding any more urine. Apprehensive describes the rest of the time!
Other than housetraining, I shouldn’t moan too much, though. Not only is he adorable, he’s smart and energetic and he only had a rough first night in regards to sleeping. Now, he’s kenneling throughout the night without any messes or whimpers for a solid nine hours (knock on wood!), so that’s pretty impressive in my book.
He’s also engaging Rio in play and it looks like within another week or two, they are going to be good buddies. 🙂
In other noteworthy news, we’ve had snow here on the Island! Twice in three days! And it’s sticking! Not to brag about being hardcore or anything, but the temperature is dipping down to -11C tonight. 😉
Seriously, it’s nice to have the snow, even if the cold might do some damage to some of the plants. The kids have had a blast building an inukshuk (you can take them out of the north, but you can’t take the north out of them!) and today, there is talk of tobogganing.
What about you? What’s new in your zoo? Got snow? Temps to brag and/or moan about?