Being the type A person I am, I enjoy structure. Nothing wrong with that. Structure in my mind provides comfort. I know exactly where things go. I'm good with that. I come home each day to the ritual of straightening first one carpet runner then the next. I know exactly where they should hit the floor. I start each day at work straightening the binders on the shelves so they look organized. My desk at work looks the same in the morning and at night. Again, works for me.
So what the heck was I thinking. A DOG? Do you people have any idea what is involved in house breaking a puppy? Yeah, well clearly I have lost my mind.
I had already determined we would kennel the dog. That matches my personality right?! Kenneling the dog will give the dog structure and security. It will feel safe and understand the boundaries of our home. Who am I kidding? It will eliminate mess and destruction and give me the control that makes me secure.
However, do you realize that I voluntarily signed up for potty wake ups every three hours while Koda is a puppy? What is the matter with me?
I determined before giving birth to Maddy and Hunter that my children would be schedule fed. Demand feeding was not for me. Wow does that topic open a can of worms! Anyway, I chose this because, well, hello, I'm type A. Both children were sleeping through the night at 6 weeks of age. Perfect!
Do you realize that puppies whimper incessantly if they feel alone, scared, etc.? Yeah that doesn't work for me. Should have thought about that sooner.
Well let me tell you this...no dog no matter cute and cuddly will break my will for structure. It will not sleep anywhere but in its kennel. It will not run the house or control the family. It will follow the rules of our home...it will...it will...it will...
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7 months ago