Our new puppy arrives Saturday. *squeee*
I've had dogs before but the last time I got a puppy, the Internet was nowhere near as full of information as it is now. (A blessing and a curse!)
So, after hitting Dr. Google, I'm absolutely terrified of our pup getting parvo or some other terrible disease before he's fully vaccinated. He will arrive with his first round of shots and has his first appointment with our vet Tuesday.
Our yard is fenced in and we don't have any other pets. Can we take him in the backyard to play with us safely this weekend? I've never seen a raccoon or other wild animal other than a snake over a year ago. But there are woods a block away so there's really nothing to say something hasn't found a way into our fence on its way to somewhere else.
Of course, we would be back there with our pup the whole time but I'm so scared of him getting sick! I don't think I was this nervous when I had my first child.
I'm going to keep the front yard off limits because you never know what little creature's been traipsing through your yard and we'll wait to take him on walks through the neighborhood for the same reason. The bug guy and the yard man have been in our backyard recently so who knows where their shoes have been. Okay, I'm starting to answer my own question, I think!
What do you think? Can we play with him in the backyard for a little while or should we keep him inside?
Thanks for the advice!