Welcome Back readers! It’s been a long break. So many changes. Some were good and some not so good. Today, I want to focus on the good. I’m a mom again! Uh…a dog mom. Don’t get too excited. This was not something we planned, but it was definitely something we always wanted. Our children love animals and it’s always been our goal to get them a pet. The process for us doing this had been slow. Really slow. We wanted to have some things in place first because pets are a lot of work. Especially if you get a small puppy or kitten. They need a lot of attention and a lot of training. I must admit I wasn’t sure I was up to it, but I knew that if we could do it, I would want it done once we bought a house. So, we did.
We bought a house! Such an exciting time and frustrating, but totally rewarding. I will have to share that experience with you some time (shameless plug for one of my future posts). Anyway, we bought the house and now I felt comfortable getting a pet. A dog specifically. Everything just kind of fell into place for us with our dogs. Yes, you read that correctly, dogs. We have two. They came as a pair because they are brother and sister. They are adults but still pretty young and already trained. I don’t think I could have picked them better myself. Not only are they sweet and cuddly, they like to run and have fun. Which is great for our children.
Even with all of this, it was an adjustment. Just like with any new change comes adjustments. This was certainly one for us. The children realized how much responsibility comes with taking care of a pet. They were not fond of it at first, but they eventually came around. Which is all I can ask for. This was a great moment for me. I was able to teach them new things and actually speak to them about responsibilities There are so many things that go on daily in our lives which we either step up to handle or shrink away from. Teaching my children to step up to their new responsibilities was not fun. So. Much. Whining!!
I can say, now, that it has certainly paid off for us to have these two dogs with us. Not only have they brought joy and laughter into home, they have also brought new lessons that will last a lifetime. You can’t buy that type of curriculum anywhere. Sorry about that. I’m also in full homeschool mode. Curriculum is always on the brain. Anyway, welcome back again readers. We have so much in store for you this year and we can’t wait to share it all. Happy Monday!!
Also…since I am a new dog owner, I would love some advice on a few topics. So if you have anything you would like to recommend, please add it in the comments.
I have 2 Cockapoos. Bella and Boomer.
What do you use to help clean ears?
Do you actually brush their teeth or are the Minties just something I can use?
Do I have to be worried about them scratching themselves? I’ve checked for fleas and haven’t found anything. So they just itch sometimes right?
How do you get them to stop eating the grass? Does it ever stop?