While Colton and I are still in our “honeymoon phase” – getting a puppy threw it a little off balance! For example, when I get home I go rushing toward her; when I want to cuddle, I grab her; when I daydream, I daydream about us going to the dog park. Ha 🙂 But Colton and I are both so in love with her and super proud parents, trying to soak in all the puppy time before she grows up. As in 8-12 pounds big, she is currently resting at a little less than 5 pounds.
Becoming a Dog Mom to Figueroa, aka Figgy
Wow! Do I love this baby girl after a couple weeks or what! I finally understand how people can talk about their pets 24/7 and expect others to care just as much. I mean who wouldn’t love this pup?! 😉 I gush when someone stops us when we are on a walk because they just have to pet her, or want to know what kind of dog she is.
When you know your a crazy dog mom…
- can’t stop wondering what she is doing during the day
- worry about her all the time
- research different guidelines to raising a pup to make sure we are doing it “right”
- find any reason to show a photo of her to others
- drop her into any conversations where it fits
Now, it hasn’t all been easy. I have been surprised at how much work it is, and yes people always told me but I didn’t believe it. But it is! It’s very frustrating sometimes when she doesn’t obey, but I have to remind myself that she doesn’t know English. We have been working on sit, stay, come, touch, release and DOWN! For some reason, she will only bite me, not Colton. Doesn’t she know I am the pack leader? ha. I think Colton might have won the title.
We are in the process of finishing all her shots, big shout out to Midtown Vets. We love it there! They are super sweet to her and give her so much love. I feel totally comfortable there and ask as many questions as I want. She was even reposted on their social media channels so she felt pretty famous all day. I told her not to let it go to her head.
The Many Faces of Figgy
This is her “I can barely keep my eyes open” look.
This is her “model” look.
This is her “your a bad parent and I’m freezing” look.
This is her soft smile look.
Who else is a crazy dog mom? Any tips on training?