Monday, January 12, 2009

Puppy Update

A funny thing happened with Julia's dog. Jenna took over. Not in Bella's feeding or pottying, Julia's still doing the feeding and noticing that puppies poop a LOT. She especially notices and minds when I find yet another puppy pile on the floor. "Julia! More puppy poo for you!" Its the gift that just keeps giving.

Its a wonder that Bella has a chance to even poop on the floor. Jenna has latched onto the dog like she's a little doll and the puppy loves it.

All day Sunday and this afternoon, where ever you saw Jenna, the puppy was there too. In her arms. Bella spent most of Sunday afternoon asleep.

I didn't think that Jenna would be able to go to school today because of the acute pain the separation would bring. Frankly, I also wondered how Bella would do. But both survived, and Bella actually got a chance to romp around without being snatched up and forced into Jenna's make believe land, not that Bella seems to mind.

Part of Jenna's play sometimes involves putting her in her kennel. She how peaceful she is sleeping there? That's because its not night time!

The first night found Bella singing her mournful song of loneliness and despair. When she announced her protest to the entire house in the middle of the night she found herself banished in Jenna's empty room with the door closed.

Last night, the wailing started off loudly from the beginning but settled down quickly. Then at 4:00 she began crying again, waking Emma up in the process. Once I got Emma settled down I realized that Bella sounded quite terrified. So I got her out and she crawled up my neck frantically in fear and my heart just melted. I've always been a pushover with babies and puppies.

You know how my bed has been empty for about a month now? Since I got Emma kicked out, I've had my king size bed all to myself. But with the addition of the puppy I've been worried that Fifi, our almost 7 year old Yorkie, would think she was being replaced so not only have I been giving her extra attention but I let her onto my bed. Hey, its a big bed and I just gave her a bath.

So last night/this morning, I brought the puppy to my bed too. And there we slept, Fifi on one pillow, me on the other and Bella curled up on my shoulder. So long empty bed. But guess who won't go to sleep in her bed tonight? Emma. I think the revolving door to my bed has been reinstalled.

Oh well, sleeping is overrated.

19 comments:

Kelsey said...

That puppy is so cute! My friend has a maltese and she hates being left alone. Seriously the poor dog cowers and cries in the corner if you leave the room for a second. My boss also has one and it's a crazy dog and has it's own mind (than again, you would too if you lived with my boss). I want a cute little one like you have! You think the college dorms would let me bring a puppy?

Vickie said...

That is one stinkin' cute puppy! Who needs sleep anyways, as I blog, it is now 1:45 am. Sleep bleep.

annie kelleher said...

aw, who could let a cute lil puppy like that sleep by herself??? i love to sleep with my puppies... especially on cold winter afternoons.. there's nothing like a fluffy puppy to keep you warm!

Beth said...

We just graduated puppy stage...well I guess about 3 months ago...and the pooping is much better...

Sandy Toes said...

OH no! That puppy is very very sweet so I can see how easy it would be to let her in:)!
-sandy toe

Crystal said...

Bella is so cute! Good thing I don't ive close by or I might have gotten arrested for puppy snatching!

Don't be too hard on yourself for having a soft heart! It's what makes you, you.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

That pic of Jenna holding her sleeping "baby" is too cute. How does Julia feel about it?
A puppy with a house full of little ones (and a couple big ones)...you are one brave woman!

Tiffany said...

That is just the cutest puppy EVER!

He And Me + 3 said...

I can see how hard it would be to tell either of them no. they are both so cute.

Brandy said...

Tell the truth...you don't get much sleep anyway. I know because I've been up late night with you!

The puppy is adorable - I would share my bed too.

Sarah said...

lol! You can't leave anyone out of the privilege of sleeping in that bed - it wouldn't be fair!

I've heard that a ticking clock helps puppies sleep. I've never tried it though, so I have no idea if it actually works.

Diana Kennedy said...

Denise,

That has GOT to be the cutest puppy ever! Too sweet!

Diana Kennedy

Anonymous said...

That has GOT to be the cutest puppy ever! Too sweet!

Diana Kennedy

Teresa =) said...

You're KILLING me with all the cute pics of this puppy of yours. Be a pal, Denise, and CUT IT OUT!! Meggie has taken to whining (much like a puppy, actually) that she wants a puppy "just like the one Denise has." Are you two in cahoots or something??

Teresa =)

momma said...

what a cute puppy! i hope bella gets house broken, soon!!!

Kristin said...

Aren't you such a good mommy to add a puppy to your family???

I am not a good mommy. :-)

Kat said...

years and years and years ago we used the clock trick with my first puppy (I said years ago didn't I?)

A wind up travel clock wrapped in a soft towel or a sweater, would (should) work - soft like momma and the low ticking of a "heart".

When it gets too quiet - they get afraid that they are all alone and no one will ever find them again. Bella will grow out of this one too - then you can "sleep" again.

Mary (from the Somerset) said...

A few months ago, Maggie convinced us that we need a third cat (we already have two dogs). Her winning argument was that *Mickey* needs a kitten! And then she latched on to Cricket the same as Jenna to your puppy. As a good friend pointed out, she "socialized the crap out of that cat." Little girls and live "babies!"

Yaya said...

That puppy is sooooooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, we tried w/ our first dog to do the whole 'sleep in your kennel' thing...lasted one or two nights and for the past 8 years he's been sleeping in between us in our king sized bed!