Captain Porkchop (AKA Porkchop, AKA Porky, AKA The Porkster, AKA P-dog) came to live with us on Friday afternoon. It is now Sunday afternoon. In the past 48 hours (approx), Porkchop has done the following:
Humped his new dog bed (vigorously for the first day, then not at all)
Licked the baby (every single chance he gets)
Jumped in the pool (oops–he just ran right out onto the cover, not realizing it wasn’t, you know, solid ground, then swam to the side)
Eaten his meals in less than 1 minute (that’s some super fast eating)
Jumped in the shower WITH a showering adult (ONCE, and hopefully never to be repeated, from now on the dog stays OUT of the bathroom during shower time, ewww).
Stolen my slippers and ran away with them (so, so, so, so many times. Ugh.)
There are many, many, many more crazy moments from these last couple of days. I had forgotten what it was like to have a puppy-ish dog around. It’s about 3/4 awesome and 1/4 ohmygodwhatwerewethinking! I’m pretty sure he’s bonding to me as he hardly leaves my side and follows me around the house like a….like a….oh, shoot, like a puppy, of course. He sleeps snuggled up next to me. He gives me the saddest puppy face when I close him out of the bathroom but, really, dude, it is so totally not okay to sniff someone while they are going to the bathroom. That’s just gross.
And, not that I have any experience with this, it’s just a guess, but it feels like having a puppy and a baby is sort of like having a toddler and a baby. I say this because Porkchop is constantly trying to get my attention….whenever I happen to be doing something baby related, something for which I would really like to devote my attention explicitly to Lily, like during a diaper change. It is in these moments that I can count on Porky to jump up or to grab one of Anna’s stuffed animals or to pick up one of my slippers (his very, very favorite) in his mouth and start vigorously shaking it side to side.
It’s crazy, yes, it’s true, but I’m so glad that my kids will have this experience of growing up with this dog and that Adam and I will have his companionship and love. He’s going to be a good one.