Random thoughts about Gardening, Creating, Nature and of course Scottish Terriers!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

We forgot.............about the nature of...

the Scottie dug.........
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just how much work one little puppy can be.....we forgot about the potty training, the crying at night when they feel alone.....the little things that they pick up and put in their tiny mouths..........
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We forgot how much time that they need to have our company....when they are learning all about the new world they are in.........

We forgot that they are not little versions of bigger dogs, but in fact, are babies, that can have a major tantrum....
and feel frightened at times...........

Babies that need oh so much time, and patience.......the loving part is very easy...the training part can make you feel helpless and hopeless....

How an older dog will now need ten times the amount of reassurance that he's still the top dog...
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When you add a little baby dog to a home with an elderly human Mom, it can become a lot to juggle.....especially when you begin to see the human Mom becoming more and more frail.....

So please forgive the absence....we know that you all want to see our little one everyday, while she learns and grows and discovers new things....
......and how we help the other critters adjust to their new sibling!


  1. Just enjoy all that puppiness!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  2. Puppies are a lot of work but so much fun! Give Becky a squeeze from us!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Nancy, you have my full support with anything. I love to see the pictures of Becky but totally understand the moment you are in right now.

    That picture of her wrapped in the towel is a classic - one of the cutest I have ever seen!!

    If you need me, give a call and I'll help where I can.


  4. Good luck, it really is a big adjustment! Seeing Becky wrapped in the towel looking adorable - it's those moments you know it's worth it :)

  5. i always say a new puppy is much more work than
    a new baby. the baby, at least stays where you put
    him. the puppy is everywhere at once.

    the puppy diet is great for the figure though. i usually
    lose 5 pounds the first week. :)

    sounds like tough week. next week will surely be better.


  6. Hi Nancy, I have only had one little puppy and that was Bruce. He can at 6 weeks old. I did nothing but care for him, for about 3 months!!
    In the beginning I sleep with my hand on his back b/c he was so lonesome for his litter nates.. It was very good b/c I never had a mess to clean up in the house. As soon as he moved I was up ready to take him out....
    He learned so fast, if you give them all your time for a short time you have the most wonderful dog you have ever had!!!
    Good luck!!!! It just takes your time!!!
    XXOO, Fern

  7. We so get it!! Take your time and enjoy the little things!

  8. Puppies are so much work 24 hours a day. Make sure you take time to enjoy her. They don't stay puppies for long.

  9. I bet what you didn't forget was how totally wonderful a new puppy is, despite all the extra work. Aah, puppy breath!!!

  10. Thanks fur sharing those great pikhs and updates -

    We'll be thinking of woo!


  11. We know exactly how it is. We have Uncle Puppy here and boy we nodded our heads to every single thing you mentioned. Just remember the puppy stage will not last long...enjoy all the bad and good moments!

    Wags and Licks,
    Mollie Jo & Bobo

  12. I was seriously considering a new pooch..Lucy Lu needs a buddy and I would love a new critter! When Jim mentioned getting a puppy..instead of an older dog...I kinda cringed...uhmmmmm...guess who will be doing puppy duty..yup meeeeeee. Am thinking maybe another bunny would be good..and a puppy later...maybe. Hang in there hon....she will grow fast and settle in!! Hugs, Sarah

  13. Hi Becky
    Tell your mom, that yes puppies are alot of work but that you are well worth it!! You look so cute and are growing up so fast!!


  14. I know exactly what you mean. A baby is a baby, no matter the species. And we all know how much energy is required to care for a baby!


  15. good luck and best wishes nancy!!!

    she is a cutie pie :)


  16. Now I hope you know we appreciate what you can share but understand when you can't. That little Becky sure is a sweetie pie! At least they grow up faster than people? That's one bright spot. (Besides the brightness that is Miss Becky.)

  17. So mush work and so much love

  18. Well good grief! If you'd let Becky sleep with you at night, that would settle a lot of that angst for her!
    Heck, here at Thistle Cove Farm, it's a three dog night Every Night and we love it!