Would you look at that face? Santa brought him. Two years ago. At the time, I hated Santa. Cursed him. Went to bed at night calling him all kinds of names. Watched for any glimpses of eight tiny reindeer as I was standing in the cold freezing my tail off, trying to teach this tiny ball of fluff how go the bathroom outside instead of in my living room.
I was one of the people who considered shipping this Demon Dog right back to the North Pole. One of the reasons so many of the experts warn: “Do not gift a puppy for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwaanza….” Because it isn’t easy. Because the kids want the puppy, but are often too young to shoulder the responsibility. Because December is a flippin’ cold month and most dogs need to be trained OUTSIDE. Because being cooped up inside in the ridiculously cold months makes puppies all the more spastic and crazy. And prone to chew on your favorite pair of shoes (true story and almost the reason I opted to put puppy paws on the dinner menu).
But is can be done. (I have a friend named Shane with a business called Dog Wisdom to thank) See the video. And the second one below of the moment he arrived. He is cute.
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