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.
1 month ago