Bah. I got back yesterday from Florida and now have a nice cold taking hold of my head. It has been in the upper 70’s low 80’s (both here and in Florida) all week and now tomorrow they are calling for a high of 45!?!? This weather has got to stop!
Northeast Florida was alright…I was right by the beach so that was nice. It has been awhile since I have been to the ocean (either one). I get to go again for a day next week down in Myrtle Beach.
Marly survived her first kennel stay with flying colors. After well over a year now, I still can’t get over how inexpensive things are here compared to back in Seattle. I boarded both dogs for two nights, three days for $80. Which included the daycare romping and such during the days as well as several walks and getting fed their own food. It would have cost me close to twice that much back in the NW. The best part is that my pet-sitter also does pet-taxi service so on days like yesterday when I wasn’t scheduled to get in until 5pm and the kennel closes at 5:30, someone can still pick them up! (Neil had other obligations this week as well.)
Both pups came home and slept hard yesterday evening, but Marly was still up at midnight and again at 5:30 (which is her new morning wakeup time). Ugh. Andrew or Amanda, maybe you can answer this since I can’t find anything regarding it online…I know most places when I read about potty training and “holding it” overnight they say don’t expect more than a puppy’s age in months plus maybe one in hours for how long they can go before needing to be let out (i.e. 4 month old puppy can hold it on average between 4-5 hours). When does this rule of thumb stop holding as true? six months? or is it closer to a year? My concern is that she is simply getting into a routine of habit and doesn’t necessarily have to go out…but then again, I also tend to forget howyoung she still is due to her enormous size (she will be 5 months old next weekend and is easily around 50 pounds – and is not fat)! When I do take her sometimes she will make a big pee, sometimes not, sometimes she has to do #2, sometimes not. I am sure I am just over worrying and over thinking all this, but more than anything, I would LOVE to sleep through the night once again someday soon.
I hate iTunes. Or maybe it just hates me. It always locks up, doesn’t want to run or load right and in general is just a pain in the rear on my computer. This is my justification for wanting an iMac. It would run just fine there. I am sure of it.
Marly is currently being the Best Puppy Ever and is curled up sleeping on the couch on her blanket…no destruction of shoes or the Christmas tree…just being a good dog! Wow!
Alright, enough rambling here. I have work I need to go get done so I can enjoy my afternoon.