It’s official…we now have a new member of the family. On Memorial Day, my husband and I adopted an adorable little Yorkie that’s too cute for words.
Unfortunately though, she’s not housebroken so it’s been an adventure getting her go outside. The frustrating thing about housetraining her is that she’ll come in from a walk, wait until I turn my back, and then pee on the floor. Honest to goodness, I turned around to do something and by the time I looked at her again, she had peed. Just that quick. After walking ten minutes, she came in the doggone house and peed. Not on the hardwood floor mind you. No, she peed on the carpet. And to top it off, she sat there looking at me with a sweet expression that said, “Look, Mommy, I made pee pee.” Sheesh. But it’s hard to be mad at her when she looks so cute with her big brown eyes and doggie grin. No fair!
At least she’s stopped barking at every noise she hears. Two days ago, we had a brief thunderstorm and she barked every time the thunder clapped. Every time! Now, thankfully, she’s much calmer. I think she needed time to settle down. I bought her a few new toys and there’s one that she loves to bite and shake real hard with the squeaky part between her teeth. She’ll bite on the toy, shaking and growling at it, like she’s teaching the toy a good lesson. Grrrrrrr.
Isn’t it amazing how much our pets become a part of our families? We had a Yorkie for seven years and she recently passed away. Her death was like mourning a best friend. Not a day goes by when I don’t think about her. And now I wonder how well she would have gotten along with our new little girl.
I really do think it’s true that pets help us live longer. Joy and love go a long way when it comes to maintaining a healthy heart. Do you have a pet? Are you a dog person, cat person, or both?