Tiredness – Thy Name Is Puppy

Lynn Dorman, Ph.D. // human interest


January 9  

Tova the puppyWhy is a new puppy so tiring?

Let me count the ways 

Mostly she sleeps all night now but I am still tired every day.

Why? When she is awake she either wants me to play with her, or she has to go out , or she runs around the house and I have to follow her to make sure she doesn’t pee or poop where she’s not supposed to.

She is learning to run to the door or make noises when she does have to go out – but she has enough “mistakes” that I have to keep an eye on her.

Also,  I have to watch her outside to because of where I live [on the water.]

I’ve blocked off a lot of the deck with large containers of plants to make sure she can’t go to parts of the deck I can’t easily see from inside. But even so, there are ways that she could slip off because the decks are a bit slippery right now and as she’s a puppy – she doesn’t have that much control over her body. When she runs she can’t always stop on that proverbial dime.

Soon Tova will be more adult sized [with good manners] and I’ll look back on these days nostalgically [but a lot less tired.]

And maybe I’ll get the work projects done that need doing?

Comments? Thanks. 

  • I love my Katie Bug, but like you some days she can wear me out. Two days of rain, and she doesn’t want to go out in it, even if she can play in the garage (read as storage shed). So she has all this energy and just now is big enough to not slip through the fence. Good luck with your sweet Tova!!!

    • Hi MJ – thanks for the comment. I am laughing as I know she will soon find out that she can no longer fit in the small spots she has found. She is fun – but she does take my time

  • Aww bless, she will grow up all too soon, and you will have your best friend ever 🙂
    Cher …UBC

    • Hi Cher – thank you for the comment… yes, she will be a great friend. I waited 2 years after my old dog died to get another but she is the perfect puppy for me


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    About the Author

    Native of NYC who moved a lot, got several degrees, and has been a lifelong writer and reader... I am interested in many things - and I write [and teach] about them - especially the human lifespan and healthy aging

    Lynn Dorman, Ph.D.