If you’ve seen on my Twitter or read my blog post New additions! then you’ll know me and my family recently got 2 puppies! All the little details are in the blog post so if you haven’t read it, you need to! (I just want to apologise in advance for the bad quality images, I took all of these on my phone instead of my camera for ease and a more ‘real’ feel and WordPress seems to hate phone photos and compromises the quality)
Having puppies seriously makes your routine so different, and makes you a lot more tired! In my house we all share the ‘puppy duties’ and on a Wednesday because i’m off from college and everyone else is at work it means i’m the main puppy carer so I thought i’d blog about my day! My Mom goes to work about 8:30am and we’ve been seeing over the weeks how long they can be left on their own, it’s usually been about 10am they’ve been left until but I managed to stay in bed till 10:45am without them making a peep! There’s the odd bark here and there when they hear noises outside but they’re good to be left for a few hours.
The first thing I do is get dressed, I don’t mean jeans and a nice top, I mean my most comfiest top, joggers, fluffy socks and my dressing gown. When I come downstairs the puppies are in the playpen and they get so excited to see me, dogs that get excited when they see you make my heart so happy. I give them a little fuss and go and make myself a cup of tea which i’ll sit and drink for about 10 minutes whilst the dogs calm down from getting all excited from seeing me.
About 11:15am the puppies will have their second meal of the day, they have a handful of the Royal Canin x-small junior with a splash of warm water, whilst they’re having this i’ll also have some breakfast. I typically have the Matey’s chocolate flavour marshmallow cereal (it’s a cheaper version of chocolate Lucky Charms) with Graham’s gold smooth milk.
I’ll sit down to eat my cereal and let the puppies settle down after they’ve had their food. They’re still not fully house trained so I like to take them outside after their food, they’ll usually do their business outside and they both did wee’s, the only issue is they get so cold quickly in this weather as they love the snow but they aren’t allowed to stay out for too long. After they’ve come in from outside they’ll probably play-fight, steal each others toys and lay lounging in the sun. I like to try and get some stuff done at this time like watching TV or doing a bit of work. I actually got on with a bit of college work that needed to be handed in for the next day. At this point i’ll have washed my face and also brushed my teeth!
When the dogs were playing they had a wee in the house so I had to clean that up with some carpet stain remover and some blue cloth to soak it up- disgusting I know! But whilst I was doing this, Barney was trying to play tug-a-war with my dressing gown rope..
Barney and Bonnie started play-fighting some more whilst I did a bit more college work but they were getting a bit too rough so I put them on the sofa and they went to sleep- this was about 12pm. As you can see, puppy minding is so eventful that it feels like you’ve been up hours!
Whilst the puppies napped I read some blog posts, tried to be active on Instagram and wrote up the start of this post. Bonnie also climbed onto my lap and Barney kept fidgeting about. The puppy nap didn’t last long because they were woken up by the postman and got all excited again so I took them outside and made myself another cup of tea.
After this I did more college work, drank my tea and let the puppies play a bit whilst keeping my eye on them. About 2pm it was feeding time for them again so I gave them another handful of food and microwaved myself some chicken- I also had a coffee.
I decided to add some finishing touches to a blog post that went live, February Favourites and interacted a bit on Twitter whilst the dogs napped on my lap. They’re good portable radiators!
The rest of the afternoon became quite eventful, I was trying to play The Sims but the puppies were being a bit naughty so from about 2:30pm till 5pm when my Mom got home I was constantly watching them, giving them treats and taking them outside. About 5pm is when my Mom comes home so i’m not the only person in charge of looking after the dogs so then I decided to go on The Sims properly and let my Mom keep her eye on them.
The rest of the evening just goes the same as normal we eat our dinner, watch TV, I go in the bath and then stay up till about midnight. This is when i’ll put the puppies to bed, they go in a little play-pen downstairs with some toys, water, puppy pads and 2 beds although they like to snuggle together.
That’s basically my day as a puppy minder. It’s quite eventful but I love having little pups about the house! Thank you reading.
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