Shhhhhhh, she's asleep! Thank the Lord!
I have decided that it should be made a legal requirement that all these women who get past 50 and decide that they want a baby should have to take care of a puppy for at least 3 months before any treatment is allowed.
This will let them know that there is a reason a woman's fertility drops beyond a certain age.....looking after babies is exhausting, immensely time consuming and no matter what your partner tells you before the puppy/baby arrives - you are on your own honey!
I am convinced that all these terrible doctors making lots of money from very foolish women would be a lot poorer!
Well that's my gripe of the day!
And of course Lily is a lovely puppy and is proving to be fun for all of us but gosh it's a lot more hard work than I had expected.
I have not been near a proper mini in two weeks but I have got lots of gardening done as we seem to spend a lot of time out doors in an attempt to encourage house training.
Terrible picture I know but we had to take it!
The strange thing is that all the problems I had expected to deal with haven't really happened, crying at night, having to let her out to pee at night, separation anxiety and general scaredy-ness.
She is far too confident if anything and has a tendency to chew on anything that moves, mostly our feet!
The only time she is unhappy is when she has a bath, definitely not a favourite past time despite me falling for the ultimate in designer dog shampoo....
I just couldn't resist us having matching hair products, although mine is the "Dumb Blonde" version which seems pretty fitting!
I have the feeling it is going to be a long summer but now all the bank holidays are more or less out of the way I hope to get back into some sort of routine.
I think small tasks will probably be the best things to tackle. Maybe flower kits, book making, painting window frames, that sort of thing. These only need a few bits and bobs and can easily be done in the garden if this lovely weather continues, fingers crossed!
I have also decided to try out a bit of 'grow your own' in my very small garden. This will keep both me and the dog busy as I attempt to dig and she attempts to divest me of my gardening gloves or fork or plant or ..........
I am starting very simply with tomatoes, french beans, lettuces and chilli peppers. Plus a few herbs and a gooseberry plant which I am going to try and keep alive in patio containers.
As I am usually the kiss of death to all things green it could make the summer a bit more interesting!
Oh, I have a doggie question too. Is it normal for your sweet, if very active puppy, to turn into a devil pup for what can only be described as a 'mad half hour'? During which time she jumps around like a maniac trying to chew, nip, bite or chase everything in her vicinity.
After which she collapses and sleeps for an hour.
Is the answer a padded cell and large drink? For me I mean!