Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jefe Comes Home!

Jefe has arrived! Yesterday at the end of school he came to live with us for good. His first day was rough- didn't eat or drink anything, plus cried for a good two hours last night. However, day was much better. He played, ate, and went to the bathroom outside once. We'll consider that a victory.
Napping with dad
Loves his puppy bed
 We are going to try a different approach tonight and put his bed on a chair, so he's right up close to our bed, instead of the kennel on the floor. We'll see if that leads to less howling.

We feel like this is a big step in our marriage! Our first dog. Our goal for last night was, no matter how irritated we got, to not snap at each other. I struggled: at one point (round about 1 a.m.) the dog had quieted down, only to start wailing again when Ben rolled over and made noise. I wanted to huff. But patience! Patience. Trying.

We took him to a Valentine's get-together tonight. He watched some on-campus teacher friends eat cookies and play Uno (French rules Uno... confusing). He got snuggled by everybody.

Mwen renmen ti chien mwen :) I love my little dog!

Please, please, go the H to sleep tonight. 

Katie

6 comments:

  1. So excited for yall! Just a thought... we did this with our new puppy, Gracie.... we put a heating pad on low/medium under a towel on top of her bed. She loooooved the warmth (We've heard it reminds them of their litter.) It will get much better every night! I think your goal is genius! :) Good Luck

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  2. What a peanut. Thank God their childhood lasts about 1 year, and that their potty training takes about 1 month, and that their problem with sleeping alone lasts about 1 week. And.. dog obedience school is way, way cheaper than Baylor.

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  3. How cute!!! Precious jefe!

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  4. Thanks for sharing the dog last night! So cute and fun to hold.

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  5. Just precious!! So happy for you guys.

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