So We Have a Dog

So We Have a Dog

If you read my last post, you know we were considering getting a dog for our family.

We picked up a 4 month old male puppy who was a stray from the local animal shelter. He wasn’t microchipped and had no tag, so they assume he was living out and about.

He was labeled as a “hound mix” and said he should grow to be about 40-50 pounds as an adult. We paid for him to get his shots and be fixed, and chipped, then brought him home. That was last Friday.

We bought the basics you need for a dog. Who thought the list would be so extensive?

  • Bed
  • Crate
  • Food
  • Water/Food dishes
  • Toys
  • Treats
  • Collar
  • Leash
  • Poop bags & dispenser
  • Shampoo
  • Potty pads

Amazing…and that’s just the basics to bring him home for the first night. PLUS the vet checks him out and he has to get another test there AND more updates to his shot records in 2 weeks. Plus heartworm and flea medicine which has to be ordered.

Good grief. Like bringing home a baby and those first few weeks of keeping them alive. But in all fairness, I am getting more sleep with the dog than when we brought our son home.

Here’s the thing…

Captain America (yes the 4 year old got to name him) doesn’t like going outside. Like…sits at the door and stares at you.

I’ve never met a dog who hates the outside as much as he seems to. He will go outside but usually stays on the sidewalk. Grass wet? Nope, not getting in there. He peed on the sidewalk the other night, folks. He does OK on walks, but bathroom visits, forget about it. I have to lift this 25 pound puppy into the grass and shorten his leash so he stays there.

What, 25 pounds at 4 months and he’s only getting to 40 you say?

Yeah. Just kidding, vet says he’s more than hound and will get to every bit of 75 pounds. Oh lord.

We bought a horse.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. simplysherryl
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 12:44:13

    LOL… they didn’t say basset hound! Puppies are like babies in that they need a bunch of stuff. Captain America should settle down in, oh about his first brithday!

    Good luck with the training.

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