As I am watching my little pups sleeping peacefully it has been a long year with them. Looking back at their arrival in September of 2019, I was faced with two pups that had gone through hell.
From Mac, who was in a poor health and started to give up on his life at the vets after being rescued from death row. To Miss Dot. She was dumped as a pup in poor health at the age of 2 months, she was rescued from death row as well.
They had a long journey from Texas to home. It took a lot of love and patience to get Miss Dot into a space where the extreme attachment she had with me would ease a little.
The fact she hated to be in her big and spacious crates made it challenging for her. But with time and care she has grown out of her anxiety to finally being able to go in it on her own.
Dealing with one pup is a challenge but two was at times a question I was asking myself. “what was I thinking”!!!!! but at the end it has been all worth it. I must say this week she had her crate removed only Mac has his crate up.
She has learned to be OK while I am gone. Not destroying anything in the house. They have both adjusted to the new schedule.
It is also a great life lesson for me, time has been on my side. Setting expectations higher has helped me but also stepping back has been great as well. It taught me to slowdown and ensure that we were on the right track.
When we are learning to adjust our lives to the better, we need to take the time to check if what we are doing is correct. At times we are also challenged to think out of the box.
I have no regrets. Looking back at what we went through I am more than happy for what I have done.