- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2015
Hello! I’m so excited/nervous to be getting my fist baby puppy today!
I’m an experienced dog owner, this will be my third dog as an adult. But I’m not experienced with young puppies as all my dogs have been rescues and the youngest at adoption was 4 or 5 months.
The dog I’m adopting today will be 10 weeks old tomorrow. I’m extra nervous because Darling Husband and I happen to be dog sitting for our relatives two dogs for 5 days starting today. I’m letting those dogs out during the day today and tomorrow & Darling Husband is going to spend the night there after work tonight & tomorrow. So I have to drive (3 hours one way) to get the pup alone, and choose one alone (5 left in litter) and spend the first two days & nights alone. This all happened short notice so we ran out early this morning & bought a crate & bed at Walmart but I still need to get puppy food when the dedicated pet supply stores open.
What else am I missing? I’ll get an age appropriate toy or two for chewing. The puppies currently weigh 2.4 pounds give or take, I can’t imagine putting a harness & leash on them at that size for potty breaks, right? I figured I’d just plop him in the designated potty spot in the grass, carrying him to/from for the time being. Any other tips or words of advice?
Not to compare dogs to human babies but now I understand what people that are planning to conceive or already expecting mean when they say you never really feel ready. It’s exactly how I feel. Super excited too!