Bringing Home Puppy


And Then, This Morning…
June 18, 2009, 11:20 am
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*breathe*

*stay calm*

I knew when I got up this¬†morning that Tim had to pee.¬† I quickly got some pants on grabbed my coat and we headed for the door.¬† We didn’t make it.¬† We WAY didn’t make it.¬† Tim started to pee on the carpet in the hall, which has happened before, but¬†in the past ¬†I’ve just pull him along and he stops until he gets outside to his spot.

In an effort to expedite the process I lifted him up and carried him down the stairs.  He peed on me the ENTIRE way.  And all over the floor. 

Cleaning the  hallway and 2 flights of stairs  in your building at 6:30 in your urine-stained jammies is not the best way to start your day.



OOops!
May 22, 2009, 3:04 pm
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So while I was in Chatham, my dad was determined to get Tim Tam to take the stairs.¬† Up until that point we had just been carrying him up and down.¬† I had read in a number of books that puppies are still developing their depth perception and muscles, so stairs could be quite dangerous for them.¬† At home he became quite comfortable going up and down the 5 wooden stairs to the back deck, which was quite exciting.¬† But I guess its like when your kid learns to walk…exciting, but brings in a whole new range of dangers.

With his newfound confidence, Tim was determined to get up our stairs at home.¬† Our highly lacquered and polished wooden stairs.¬† He made it quite well!¬† The first time that is.¬† The second time I turned around just in time to see him fall…rolling stair over stair on his back and belly.¬† It was horrifying.¬† He fell a total of about 5 stairs.¬†

And was completely unfazed.¬† He reached the bottom, got up, and began wagging his tail!¬† As the “mom” I tried to act cool, so as not to upset him, and that seemed to work.

He has no injuries, physical OR mental from the incident, but he is being a little more cautious now!