Saturday, September 5, 2009

Life with a dog...

So...the truth is, I'm really lucky. Clay and I made a deal that if we got a dog, he would have to clean up all the accidents, deal with the crappy parts like waking up in the middle of the night to take him to the bathroom....all that stuff. He is basically in charge of everything that is hard. And he is really living up to that deal. The dog has had accidents, and I haven't cleaned up one of them! I'll tell you about one morning a couple days ago though....

So far, Dante had only peed in the house. Aint no thang. So Clay and I have it worked out so I shower first, then he does second because he doesn't have to leave until an hour after I leave for work. This house only has one bathroom...we have to kinda have schedules. So anyway, Clay had to take Dante to the Vet to get him checked to make sure he was perfectly healthy (which he is). He had to get there by 8:00, so he had to shower before me....well...he tells me he will get up and be out by 7:20 so I can get in right after him. WELL, I end up not being able to get into the bathroom until 7:40. GREAT! So Clay is getting the dog ready to go to the vet when I walk towards the bathroom and squoosh. My bare foot steps in something squishy...I look down and what do you know? I am stepping in FRESH dog poo. So what do I do? Of course, get mad at Clay. And what does he do? Well duh. What would any good husband do? HE LAUGHED HIS HEAD OFF. Oh my. That morning I was TICKED! Yeah. That was really fun.

Dante pretty much has taken over our lives. We have to watch his every move because there is so much stuff around the house and another dog in the house as well, so we have to constantly look at him so that if he chews on something he's not supposed to, you kidna pinch/poke/hit him and say "NO!" We also have to watch out for him so that something like the other day doesn't happen and we don't realize it. If we don't clean up his accidents good, then it will get harder. He will smell his poo or pee, and decide that's where he goes. Once it wasn't cleaned up good enough or something and he went in the same exact spot twice.

Clay has been getting up with him in the middle of the night...to go potty. It started at like 4-5 times a night...now I think it's down to one or two. So that's good. He has already grown. I have some pictures but didn't bring my camera up to load them. Anyway. Sorry. It's not like you guys find this exciting.

Overall, he is still SO cute. He is really sweet most of the time...and when you get him calmed down, he just cuddles up to you like a lil baby. We love it. He gets better every day.

We are still on the house hunt. There was one we wanted really really bad, and thought we would get it- but someone offered more with cash- so they won. We have another one that we think we will find out tuesday or soon after...which we are pretty excited about as well. And we know that we are the only ones that put an offer on that one so far...so hopefully we get it! WELL...that's pretty much it. We work, watch the dog, look at houses...that's it. Pretty exciting!

That's all.

7 comments:

Sharon/mom said...

that was hilarious! The life of a dog!!! I strangely enough like to see the video and the pics of your dog. Go figure! I have finally posted, shock I know. I feel for Clay, but only partly, he wanted this!! You can laugh at him when he is holding your future baby at church and he or she spits up all over his Sunday clothes. I miss and love you!!! The kids go to bed at around 8, you can give me a call sometime! love you!!!

Megan and Greg said...

Wowsa, you just let me know that I NEVER want a dog. It's like a newborn baby without that unconditional love thing going on. I guess you guys have it for Dante. But I don't think there's ANY dog I would get up in the middle of the night for- EVER. And forget about cleaning up poo OR pee. It's just not human to clean up anyone's poo, but a loved one. A VERY loved one. I'm so jealous you're looking at houses and making $$. My life is so stalled right now :( But I'm really happy for you. Can't wait to see what kind of house you get!!!

Grandma, Nonnie said...

That is soooo funny about the dog!! I love it and I don't like to clean up dog poo and pee either. I think you really have to work too hard to keep a dog. When we got Brandy she was already potty trained. Best dog we ever had. I really loved her. It won't take long if he is smart and it sounds like he is he will figure it all out and Clay won't have to get up all night and he will let you know when he needs to go out. I am excited for new moon also. I hope you get your house soon. The right one will come when it is time for you to buy it and it will all work out, just keep saying your prayers and it will. Hugs and kisses grams

AMY AND MIKEY said...

OK, we do care that you have a dog! YOu need to post the pics! THat is so funny, it's like you have a new born in the home. Constant care. Sounds exhausting! I"m glad you love him. That is funny that clay just laughed at you when you stepped in the poo. I"m so excited about the house offer- I hope you get it! That would be so exciting! I love you- thanks for posting

Heidi said...

This was just the post I needed. After watching Mindy's dog for 10 days I was starting to think we might like another one to keep Hurley company but reading this reminded me how much work a new one is! Good move on your part to make the "accident" deal :) that's half the work right there! For now I think I'll stick to one dog and live vicariously through your experiences...can't wait to see more pics as he gets bigger.

Jenni said...

yowzers danielle, you are one brave woman hahahaha!! When I read that, all I think is... Golly, I NEVER want a dog! hahaha! But, with Michael as my husband, I'm sure we'll have one someday. I'm telling you, if I stepped in Poo, i would have been TICKED hahahaha! But it sure makes for a funny story!

And I must say, he is REALLLLLY cute :) Good luck on the house hunt!!!!!!

Mindy said...

The stepping in dog poop... been there! It is so much funnier when its not you though. We got Malu at 7 months and that was young enough for us. She was still going potty in the house and made my other fully potty trained dog to go in the house again. Dogs are so worth it though! So frustrating on the house buying. Hope you get the one you want!