6 days ago. Wed 09 Oct 2019 07:13:12 AM IDT
Daddy and I have been adding some new things to our routines. First the care of Luci, even though we knew we would eventually be adding puppies to our family we didn't think it would be right away. So the contract just says that all of her care is up to me but there is no schedule for her. Thankfully for me and Daddy we are in what I'm going to call a "set-up" period. We haven't signed our new contract yet, that is dated for November 1st, and we have it that way because with such a big move for the both of us we knew it would take a bit to get all situated. We are all unpacked but we still have some things we need to take care of to get everything completely ready. Anyways, there is no schedule for when Luci needs walked, fed, and everything else. So far shes following a schedule of her own, which just so happens to conflict somewhat with the one that Daddy and I already have set up for us. We will need to figure something out.
Going on a tangent real quick, Luci is doing pretty well. We adopted her from the local humane society and were given very little information about her other than what they had done with her during her time there. Through our short time with her we have learned she's pretty much house broken. She holds it pretty well, but since she is still a puppy some times it's hard to hold it. Right now we are taking her out about every 3-4 hours. We also learned that she (more than likely) has a fear of males, especially when they are scolding her. There have been a couple of times where Daddy has had to tell her "No" sternly and she's basically lost it. She starts barking and backing herself in a corner, showing all her teeth. When Daddy goes to tell her to stop she just freaks out more, but if I step in and start telling her no and to stop she immediately turns docile. Laying down all small and meek like, no more bared teeth and barking. It's pretty obvious to Daddy and I that something before us and maybe even the shelter happened to her that caused her to fear men. To try to work this out of her Daddy has taken over a lot of her care taking, at least for a while till she can trust him. If any one has any other ideas or helpful tips for this please share. We would love any ideas. Other than this though she is a really good girl, she listens well and is so sweet and loving.
Back on track now... another new addition is a daily walk. Daddy and I decided that we need to get at least a little daily exercise together. Outside of our morning workout, we decided we would take a walk down to the mailboxes and back. In total is a 3 mile walk, so it takes about an hour. With Luci though it takes us just over an hour as she likes to stop often for water breaks. Today was the first day we weren't swamped with errands so we got to actually walk the full thing, the past few days we've been doing about a quarter of it at night with Luci for her last walk of the day. It was a really good walk, it felt so nice to spend some actual time outside today. Plus it was a nice day, 80 degrees and clear skies, so we got some sun too. Luci handled it well too, when we got home though she was pooped and headed straight for her bed and napped for a good 3 hours. She woke up full of energy again.
The next thing I plan to add to our routine, which is already a part of it but not really a part of it, is MAKEOVERS!!!! I love playing with makeup and face masks and such, and I'd love even more to add Daddy to it. It's probably going to be more of a task than I think it will be but who knows. In the contract it says that daily Daddy will play with me for at least an hour, I've started planting the idea of playing with makeup. Doing his and he doing mine but he is still a little timid about it all. I don't want to force it on him but I would really like for it to happen. Daddy's done a couple face masks with me, and he enjoys looking at the finished products of my makeup play so I hope that we can keep moving towards my end goal hehehe. That's just a couple new things we've added and one I want to add.
As a small update; our days have been filled with tasks, laughs, and fun. Even though at times it's been frustrating and things didn't go our way we've made the best of everyday. We now are cuddled up on the couch, watching a rather hilarious anime and laughing at Luci who has taken her blanket out of her kennel, put it here in the living room and has fallen asleep NEXT to it. ALSO she is a gas monster so our new life includes plugging out noses more often than not. Yay us!!