Some people have told me that raising is puppy is harder than a newborn baby. Puppies are mobile from the start, and they get into everything. They chew, they bark, they pee and poo on the floor. But how can you stay mad when you see this face?
Since we are at work all day and poor Lily is stuck in her crate, I hate putting her in there after I get home. But that means I need to keep an eye on her while I cook and clean and attend to anything else. Running? Forget it. Since hubby is often on the computer taking care of work issues in the evening, I have no choice but to put Lily in her crate while I run on the treadmill. And I feel terrible. I think the longest I have run since we brought her home is 45min. Yes, I actually feel guilty for running, because I am neglecting the puppy!
The guilty feeling will go away, I think. But what about the lack of sleep? My little monster will only stay quiet for 6 hours during the night. Yes, weekends too! That doesn't leave me with much energy to run after working, commuting, taking care of the house and her. *sigh* Eventually, she will be worked into my exercise routine. Not for probably a year though...gotta let her little puppy bones grow first.
Oh, the sacrifices we make for our furry friends! We love her, though...even when she's being a monster :)