My week as a single puppy parent


Mr. Trevor is off in Portland this week for a conference and a quick visit with his father. That means I’m managing my last full week at PBS along with two puppies. It is amazing how labor intensive they are! I certainly feel the work when Trevor is around, but somehow the calculus is such that minus Trevor they become quadruple, rather than simply double, the work. I’ve also noticed that their dynamic is somewhat different when Trevor is not around. For instance, I took Bowser for his obedience training yesterday and he was very vicious toward other dogs(it is as adorable as it sounds). The trainer thinks Bowser is extraordinarily protective of me, so without Trevor around, I saw a different side of Bowser. He was a maniac, but it is hard to take a 7lb killer seriously. Especially one with such a pretty coat.
Anyway, it has been nuts. I’m either cleaning up an unspeakable mess or trying to get someone to stop chewing on something. They are a handful. The thing is, as all dog lovers know, moments such as the one pictured above more than make up for it. I’ve been sick this past week and on my days home from work, they curled up next to me and were my partners in rest and recuperation. I would walk with them to China and back in a heartbeat.

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