You may have noticed that I used past tense there; we had to put Wop down last fall. It was as traumatic as it was necessary. It was a long winter, every night I felt guilty not calling her in and every morning it felt wrong not having to open her crate to let her out. There is something about a routine with having a dog.
This week our routine has changed again, this week we got a puppy. He is border collie and he is as cute as a button but he is a puppy and it has been a long time since we had a puppy.
The other major task was coming up with a name- A leading candidate was “T” for Trouble because as all of you with recent puppies know they are full of it. Other choices were Gimly, Gandalf (notice a theme here) Gus, Chip, Craig, Finn but we finally settled on Pippin, or Pip for short.
So far we have not lost any shoes to the beast but we did have to clean up several paper piles in the office that were way too inviting and we are going through tons of paper towels cleaning up messes that I swear he is doing just to see how we react. He spends an hour outside and then comes in tinkles in the kitchen with a smirk.
In closing, poop patrol is getting old (and its only been a week). I’m sure we had to do this with Wop back in the day but we had long since forgotten all of that. This unfortunately is way too fresh, but we are surviving. So next time you are in the area come down and say hi to Pip the Pup… and feel free to bring some paper towels with you.