Friday, February 1, 2013

This is the post wherein I talk myself off the ledge

This is the post where my puppy bites my almost-six-year-old (whose birthday is tomorrow and having his first-ever sleepover) in the face.

This is also the post where the Huz hands me the puppy with a grimace and tells me to put her "somewhere" and that she isn't the right breed for our family.

This is also the post where I contact my trainer and she recommends a private session with her for $125 (which she'll reduce to $100).

This is post where I isolate the puppy in a gated room and she barks incessantly during my almost-six-year-old's first-ever sleepover.

This is the mother who is trying to keep calm and carry on, but really wants to throw a puppy out the window.

This is the mother who soothed her almost-six-year-old son with an ice pack and cuddles and determined that he was only bruised.

This is the mother whose daughter was bitten in the face by a dog as a baby.

Both dogs were terriers.

This is the post where I breathe in, notice my kids and friends are engrossed in video games while I click away on my lap top.

This is the post where I decide I don't care if we're all dominated by technology because the puppy is finally quiet and I didn't throw her out the window.

original photo: http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/how_to_stop_barking.html


9 comments:

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    1. Hi Michelle,
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  2. That dog would be gone. My husband has always told me that if our dog ever even snaps at one of the boys, she's gone. An she's been with us since she was 6 weeks old (now 8). Thankfully, she's been really good and patient.

    Hoping everything is better today!

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    1. Jennifer, I think we are operating on a three strikes and you're out policy. This was strike two. I spent 40 minutes on the phone with the trainer and have some strategies, but this has been waaaaaay more work than either of our past dogs. I worry this could be the end of my marriage! I keep hoping she'll mature soon. Trainer says six more months. We'll see who caves first.

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  3. Charlie needs to check it before you wreck it. ...or something equally hoodrat sounding.

    This is where my television choices hold me back. I never watched The Wire. It was on during my Sister Wives phase.

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    1. I think I get all of my street language from Will Ferrell, so you're one up on me.

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