This week, I am watching my friend’s dog, Jack. Jack is a 4-month-old Yellow Lab and he is super cute. See below.
Some of you know that I have wanted a dog for a very long time, and I've wanted a Yellow Lab, but I have not committed to one because I know that I don’t have the time available to dedicate to a dog.
Since I can’t have a dog of my own, I’ve really been looking forward to this week because I can be a pretend dog owner for a few days. I’m also hoping that the amount of work involved watching a puppy cures me of my dog obsession.
Jack arrived last night and for the most part it’s going well. When his mom left, he seemed a little unsure of his new surroundings, so to make himself more at home, he promptly peed on my carpet. I was glad we got that taken care of right away. We spent the rest of the night going for a short walk around my neighborhood and playing with his toys. Everything went well and he slept peacefully in his crate until morning.
This morning, however, was a little more challenging. Jack wanted to play and I wanted to get ready for work. I put Jack in the bathroom with me while I took a shower so that I could keep an eye on him. More importantly, so that I knew that he wasn’t finding his way to my closet where my shoes live. Jack + Angela’s shoes = puppy soup, and we don’t want that.
Let me just say that we had a very uncomfortable moment when Jack decided to join me in the shower. And I mean that he jumped right on in. He didn’t seem to care that he was getting wet because he was more interested in the shampoo-flavored water that he could drink. After shooing Jack out of the shower many times and getting nowhere, I finally got out and had to put him in his crate so that I could finish showering. Jack has now realized that the bathtub is a great water source and his favorite thing is to run in there and crawl over the side of the tub to hang out.
Tonight will be another fun-filled night with Jack. I warn you that the rest of this week is very likely to be filled with Jack stories and pictures. The picture part is a little tricky though. Jack does not appreciate the fact that I need him to stand in one place for more than five seconds to snap a photo. I think we’ll have family meeting about this tonight.