Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Master Roshi

About two weeks ago, I became a puppy mama. My little puppy is a havanese named Master Roshi ( or just Roshi). He came home with me when he turned eight weeks old from his breeder out near Spruce Grove area. He was such a good puppy. Only took him 1 hour to adjust to his crate.

8 weeks old Roshi - his first picture with me... or my hands

I actually picked him out when he was only six weeks old. All his siblings or his "next door" litter were either dead asleep or jumping at each other. He was the mellow one. He either just sniffed his siblings out or roamed about on his own. He was also the second biggest among the puppies. When I had him in my lap, I scratched his tummy and he fell asleep. I was in love. Despite all the prep work and dog training books, being a single puppy mama is hard work. REALLY hard work. It was worsened by stress at work, because my boss was out of town for three weeks. It was hard to balance raising a puppy, being sane, and getting work done. Weekends are better since B is around. And yes, he's the puppy daddy.

Now Roshi is 10 weeks old and I'm into my third week of being a puppy mama. He had grown quite a bit in size in the last two weeks, but he's still a wee little one. His behaviour had been off and on. He could be so cute and cuddly, but other times, he is a nippy barky puppy. He is a smart little puppy though. He already knows how to sit and stay. We're almost there with "down". My favorite is "kiss" where he will just tap his nose on your hand. He knows he can't do his "dirty business" in his crate, but he is still learning the difference between the indoor vs outdoor floors. We'll get it right one day.

Roshi at 10 weeks

I'm finding balance with my schedule, as you can tell, I'm blogging! Now I just have to also find the time to scrapbook (one day, the other blog will be updated!)