- 8 years ago
- Wedding: June 2014
My SO and I got a new puppy two weeks ago who will be 3 months old at the end of this week. He is the cutest little thing and he is already the (other) love of my life.
I had been wanting to get a dog with my SO as soon as we moved in together several months ago. I grew up with dogs and had never in my life been without one until I moved out. I was looking to get a dog that was closer to a year old but my SO had never had a puppy and inisted we get one.
I know from experience how much work puppies are and warned him daily before we bought one. We have a great schedule for a new puppy, I work days and get home at 4:30 while my boyfriend works nights and leaves at 3. The puppy is only alone for a little and my SO can work and train him during the day and I can at night. I knew how much time and work it would take going into this, I never thought it would be all fun and games. We are currently looking into getting him into both a training class and a puppy playgroup. He is so good with other dogs but the only ones I know are older and don’t want to play with him much, which to me is sad haha.
Now as much as I love my puppy there are times he drives me crazy. Points were I ask why we got him. I work full time and so sometimes I miss being able to go home and actually rest. Even when he naps I keep an eye on him because even though he is very good with going to the bathroom outside he hasn’t got the hang of making sure he tells someone. I feel exhausted and sometimes get so frustrated with having to tell him no every two seconds.
I knew this would happen and I know with training he will get better. I feel so guilty when I get upset over my lack of rest. I guess I didn’t realize I would get overwhelmed. I’m just wondering if there is anyone else who does, or did feel the same way. Anyone else who was fully aware and prepared and still got overwhelmed sometimes?
This is so long, I am so sorry!