Please try not to be offended by my statement. It was true for me and may not apply to you. I just realize more and more everyday that my dog totally prepped me for mommyhood. Hear me out. I know that there is a big difference between a canine and a human. I haven’t completely lost it. I’m just saying that there are some similarities. When we got our little Lola she was a 2 pound, 8 week old mini poodle. She was scared and new to this world. She knew that we were all she had and she was hoping for the best.
When we had our son, we noticed some things were like déjà vu.
We had to get up with Lola every 3 hours in the middle of the night. She’d wake up crying and we’d have to feed her and change her potty pads. Much like we woke up with the little guy for nighttime feedings and diaper changes
- Endless doctor’s appointments
We had to take Lola to the vet soon after getting her to check the state of her health. In the weeks and months since, we took her to various vaccination appointments and to make sure she was packing on the ounces.
Much like the little guy who had endless doctor’s appointments for vaccinations and check up appointments to make sure he was gaining weight.
- Potty Training
We haven’t potty trained the little guy yet but it’s on the horizon. In some ways we’ve already been through this with Lola. We had to train her to not use our floor as a waste station and instead wait to go outside or use her potty pads.
Whenever we go out of town we have to send Lola to the sitter aka doggie daycare. When we want to enjoy a date night, little guy hangs out with a sitter.
Both our son and our dog are emptying our pockets faster than we can fill them but we wouldn’t have it any other way!