29 June 2016

Puppies versus Reading Time


Margaret Kennedy Day has come and gone but like a runner determined to finish the crossing line of their first marathon...I will finish The Ladies of Lyndon!

Kip's favourite new toy is our metal measuring spoons - the clatter is ideal because I know where he is.  The smart approach to puppy training is not to let them play with things you don't want them making off with as they grow older.  It all goes out the window when you're desperate for your puppy to fixate on something other than your nose or glasses.  This morning Kip was offered a pot holder from the stove drawer when his other toys became old news.  It bought me twenty blissful minutes to savour a cup of tea before two hours of 'catch me if you can' and cuddling.  We need new pot holders anyway....

Off to read a few more pages before Kip rattles his crate to announce nap time is over.  Busy but very happy!

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  1. I never realised ... I thought all you had to do was feed them! BUt sounds like you're having fun and The Ladies will keep.

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    1. Never confuse puppies with fish, Mary!

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  2. You're having so much fun! Somehow this reminds me of having my little granddaughter over!

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    1. The exhaustion doesn't last long and the cuddles are SO worth it. Thanks for being supportive, Karen, it means so much.

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  4. Enjoy puppydom while you can. At least your books don't demand constant attention!

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    1. That dandelion fluffy pup stage goes by all too soon, doesn't it, Lyn. We're soaking up every minute!

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  5. I can't think of a better distraction - except for a kitten maybe :-)

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    1. I'm cat-sitting for the neighbours too! One cat is young, the other is a mature fellow but both are absolutely lovely.

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  6. A puppy in the house is almost the same as having a baby around again. Kip is so cute!!

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    1. Thanks, JoAnn...he is such a sweet boy! Every night we fall into a coma but we're having such a fun time with Kip. His nips only leave tiny little bruises....ouch!

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    1. You've hit the nail on the head, Simon! Through lots of love and patience he will become a grand fellow but we must endure the chewing phase first *sigh*. Little monkey...

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