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April, Day 2

June 8, 2010

I’m sure you are all wondering about how our little April is doing.  Well I’m going to tell you regardless.

Neither of us slept well Sunday night worried about our little dog.  She is sleeping on the floor of our room (not in the bed), and woke up a few times.  (Plus I was still worried about her escape from earlier that day.)    Anyway, she woke up at 6:30 and went out for a short walk with Matt.  She was not satisfied with that, and I took her out for a longer walk before we had to leave for work.  It was so difficult leaving her.  I can’t imagine what it’ll be like with children.  She whined and barked for a while after we left.  Luckily our landlady wasn’t annoyed by it, just sympathetic (“Poor puppy” is what she said.)  By the way our original plan was to keep her in the kitchen for a few days to see how she did.  Her foster mom thought she would be fine in the whole apartment, but we wanted to test it out first.  Unfortunately our baby gates don’t work with our out-of-alignment doorways.  So she got full reign of the apartment (except for bedrooms and bathroom with closed doors).  I could hardly sit still for those 3.5 hours at work.  I raced home to find a happy puppy and a nothing-out-of-the-ordinary apartment!  YAY!  We both came home for lunch and took her out twice before returning to work.

After work I had my usual Monday night run, but I had April join us.  She did well.  For the first mile she would run really fast, then stop and sniff, then run really fast.  The second mile she kept a pretty good jogging pace for 2/3 of it.   This pooped her out, and she was asleep by 9:00pm.  Oops!

This means that she woke up at 5:30am this morning.  Did you know that the sun is up that early?  Matt took her for a half hour run, but she, again, was not satisfied.  I took her out twice through the morning before we made our way to Doggy Day Care!!  We plan on day-tripping her (8-5:30) three days per week.  Today she came home pooped again.  YAY!  She slept for about 2 hours, then we just took her on another 45 minute walk.  Let’s hope she sleeps well tonight.

Here is our tired puppy, who made it to 10:30pm:

She’s all curled up in the corner of our living room.

So piggy-backing on Kelly’s post about sleeping: did you know that dogs need 16-18 hours of sleep?  Our problem on Monday was (most likely) that she slept while we were gone, so she didn’t need as much at night.  Hopefully she didn’t sleep at all at day care.  Taking bets on what time she wakes up Wednesday morning . . .

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2010 8:57 AM

    WOW…16 to 18 hours…I had no idea! It is good to be a dog! 🙂

    • June 9, 2010 9:45 AM

      Seriously, I think I could do that job pretty well.

  2. Ashleigh permalink
    June 16, 2010 7:51 PM

    April is absolutely adorable!! I am so happy for you that you got a dog.. I want one so badly!

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