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It's really amazing to watch a puppy learn and grow. They pick up more in the first 5 months of their lives than most PEOPLE pick up in 5 years...or more. And there is no denying the unconditional love they display for their families. I often pet Mowgli and tell my husband "I hope he's happy with us, I hope he likes it here." Who am I kidding? I know how happy he is when I come home and can hear the thump of his wagging tail against his kennel which is quickly exaggerated with kisses. But I really mean it, I hope happiness for him like I do anyone else in my life, he's family...
I feel like I say this everytime I write, but, we really are very busy this year. Any weekend one of us doesn't have to work, it seems as though we are leaving town for one thing or another. This has been especially interesting with a puppy who has been known to get carsick on the way to the vet....eek! This past weekend we went to South Dakota...which is where I am originially from...and 9 hours away. Certain that we'd have to stop for Mowgli like you would an infant, we loaded the backseat with towels, blankets and paper towels. We got his water dish ready, made sure not to feed him that morning and had to chase him around the driveway to get him in the car. 30 minutes down the road our fears were confirmed...and we were confused...where did dog food come from if he hadn't eaten since yesterday!? Regardless, we pulled over, cleaned up and gave him some water...and we were off expecting this to occur frequetly for 9 hours. It didn't. Not once. He definitely doesn't "enjoy" being in the car, but he has learned to sleep to pass the time. Progress!
We got home from South Dakota and it was time for Mowgli to have his surgery to get neutered. Of course, we knew this was no big deal, but were both worried about him all day. I even called to check on him once I knew he'd be out! Thankfully, he did fine, and now at day 3 post op he seems to be less uncomfrotable...pretty much like himself really with a bit of healing left to happen. When he came home he did cry a little and was very sleepy, very unlike himself. We finally just put him in his kennel in a dark room and let him sleep. He was so unstable when he was out and acted as though he just couldn't sit still. So, he'd try to walk and would just end up all over the room. He cried a bit here and there, but, for the most part did really well. Although we still have some recovering to do, we're all happy to have that in the past - I'm sure Mowgli would agree!
We've been having so much fun. Trying to learn new tricks and enjoying all of our little routines. I stood and laughed at Mowgli this morning as he stood and spun the toilet paper roll (which was empty) with one paw. He LOVES unraveling the toilet paper, and it's just too darn cute to scold somedays. It's the simple things, right?