(Closed) Will this feeling go away? IDK what the purpose of my post is..

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

What a cute pup! Having a puppy is a HUGE adjustment and is a lot of work. we were not newly weds when we got our pup but she sure was a ton of work!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I had a husky growing up! I wouldnt call it crazy…. lol but they defiantly have special personality! I loved my husky so much he was so protective over my brother and I! Other huskies I have come into contact with also are very protective over their human siblings as well so this is a plus if you decide to have children. The best thing I would suggest is to make sure you exercise her often she should be a little more calm, but the dogs have an amazing spirit about them! A funny story about ours is that he ate through our kitchen wall into our built in cabinets in the dining room… they are trouble makers but adorable trouble makers  at that! I hope things get better!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Wow ~ what a gorgeous dog!!!  It’s tough.  We have a puppy who is six and a half months old….he still has accidents in the house…lots of puppy energy, bites the cat.  It’s frustrating and a lot of work.   Seriously, your dog is way beautiful…..having some dog envy here.   

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You are definitely not alone. We adopted our puppy one month after getting married, and looking back, I wish we would have waited a little longer, because in some ways you are right– the honeymoon period was cut a little short.

Puppies are a LOT of work and there were several points when we both felt completely overwhelmed by our new addition (and a little embarassed–I mean, we are two working adults, we should be able to handle a dog, right?). The first few months were especially difficult as we all had to adjust to the change in routine.

Now our dog is fifteen months old and things are SO MUCH EASIER. We love him to bits and both agree that he makes our life so much better. We still don’t have the same carefree life that we did for a long time, where we could meet up for drinks after work and not worry about going home to take care of the dog, but to us it is worth it and good preparation, I think, for when we start a family down the road.

Hang in there. Take puppy training classes and talk about how you want to divide up the responsibilities. It will get better!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can only imagine how sleep deprived you are writting this post as well. I adopted my youngest one in April (4 months before my wedding and 2 weeks before we closed on our house) so I remember how tiring and exhausted I was in the beginning. This is completely normal! There are a lot of adjustments and something that requires 100% of your attention and needs you to survive. Its an overwhelming feeling that is both amazing and stressful. The idea of knowing that you can never go straight out after work, cannot just pick up and go away for a night, etc. is an adjustment. But I promise you will get into your routine and the love you will get from your little puppy will make it all worth it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

She is a gorgeous puppy! I agree, I would take her for long walks to try and wear her out so she’ll be more calm. I’ve heard of women being upset after the wedding because they don’t have anything to plan. I would play with your puppy as much as you can as a couple. Go to the park with her and see if their are play groups in your area.

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think that its totally normal. There is always an adjustment period of “holy cow what did I get myself into.” Puppies are especially hard. It’ll get easier when she’s older ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Maybe you need another side project that isn’t the dog to help with PWB? Your puppy is too cute! Puppies are like babies and when they’re going through their needy stage- all that planning doesn’t seem nearly as rewarding as say, a wedding. It will get better!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Aww you aren’t a bad person at all for feeling that way.  Dogs, especially puppies, are incredibly frustrating at times.  We adopted Toby, a silky terrier, over 2 years ago and I still feel that way sometimes. 

He is WILD.  Definitely calmer than he used to be, but still pretty wild.  He pees on the carpet sometimes, steals socks and underwear, eats anything he can, etc. He has a weird thing about coat hangers too,  I’ll attach a picture.

He’s a mess.  It was definitely a big responsibility, sometimes I think that we didn’t think it through all the way. We are busy people, and we lost a little of that spontaneous side that we had before we adopted him.  He has to be let out to potty every 2-3 hours, eats 3 times a day, never spent a night alone, etc.  We always have to make plans to have a “sitter” or have him boarded if we are going out of town.

Over the summer, he swallowed a rubber ball and had to have emergency surgery.  Fiance was out of state, so I had to deal with it alone.  It was hard. I was so scared I was going to lose him.  Once he was safely out of surgery, I knew that no matter what, I wouldn’t change adopting him for the world.  He’s a wild mess sometimes, but he’s mine, and I love him with all my heart.

Stick with it.  It gets better, I promise ๐Ÿ™‚

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