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Sleeping like a baby

Often times I come home from work tired and mentally exhausted.  So when my energetic puppy greets me at the door sometimes it’s just a bit too much.  I don’t want to take him out for a walk in the rain.  I don’t want to pick up after he does his “business.” I don’t want to play tag.

I drag my feet and sigh as I take care of my dog.  It’s become such a chore!

After I come inside and play with Kip for a little while I decide I’m going to get on the computer or read a good book. After a while, when there’s a sudden moment of silence I look around the room looking for him.

Kip, where are you!

When I find him, he’s curled up in the blankets or in his dog bed sleeping like a little baby.  That’s when the Ooohs and Aaahs come tumbling out of my mouth and I feel a sudden pang of guilt.  He is still a baby. I don’t play with him as much as I should. It’s the best time of his life, the golden years of his childhood and here I am grumbling and wasting it away.



Of course, there are times when he’s sleeping in an outlandish pose. Silly little dork!


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  • Aww, poor pup…do you work on weekends? If you don’t maybe you can make it up to him then?

    • Kim

      I don’t work on the weekends so I try to get in as much walking or trips to the dog park as I can. Usually I’m catching up with laundry, dishes and other errands on the weekend so it feels more like a house-work-end rather than a weekend. But it’s really nice when I get to take a relaxed walk wih Kip without having to worry about getting to work on time.

  • Kim – our humans are human.

    Check out my blog today….I have honored you and Kip:)

    That should lift your spirits!

  • I can understand. Sometimes I would wake-up in the mornings wishing that I could sleep in for just a couple more minutes… then I would be thinking of Maple and how she’s waiting to be taken out for her walk and potty. There are days when I need all the motivation in the world to pick up that leash, but it’s a super good feeling once we’re out and about!

    • Kim

      Kip has learned how to guilt me into taking him outside. He lingers in the hallway near the door and starts sniffing out the “world outside the door.”

      It feels good once we’re out as long as it’s not raining. The one catch to living near Seattle and it’s rainy weather.

  • Ah, the moment where you realise your puppy has disappeared and you suddenly remember all the things you left within puppy reach, or the things to potentially be peed on… And the pleasant surprise when you find they are sleeping, or chewing a toy, or just generally being well behaved. Always a bit of a shock. :)

    • Kim

      My biggest surprise was when he was chewing happily on an old stick of compressed rawhide instead of the my shoes I forgot to put away laying one foot ahead of him!