After owning two cats — which everyone knows are very independent creatures — it is nice to come home to a very lively and needy puppy. Even on the worst days, or the worst weeks (as this one has been), Gracie is always so happy to see me. Giving her mama lots of puppy kisses and affection. She does have a bad habit of biting my ear, since she is teething, but it’s still so adorable.
A photo of her in mid “kiss.”
Of course, I give her lots of human kisses in return. I’m not sure if she knows what they are, but she enjoys them. Or at least they make her even more into licking me. It’s quite sweet!
I also get lots of puppy kisses in the very early morning hours. When she wakes up at 4 or 5 am, I feel her kissing and licking all over my face. I am not sure if this means “Hey mama! I have to go potty” or if this is just her being sweet. At least she doesn’t go potty in the bed. She waits until I take her off the bed (and if I’m not watching, she may accident pee on the floor). Sometimes, I leave her on the tall bed until after I dress. Then, I take her outside to go potty.
This morning I was too tired, so I just placed a potty pad on the ground and she peed on the very edge of it. So I had to soak up the rest of the pee with the rest of the potty paid. When I get paid next week, I will have to purchase those pee-remover sprays so she doesn’t recognize the scent and go to the bathroom at that same spot.
At least, she potties outside. She runs to the door to go outside now. So that’s a plus when it comes to the potty training. Now, I have to buy her a little bell and place on the door, and train her how to use the bell.
Ahh, the joys of pet parenthood. I love my little shih tzu puppy!