Join Date: Sep 2019
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Over the "puppy blues"
Hi, all! I'm mostly creating this thread to become eligible to post in other threads, but I did want to give those who might be interested (especially first time Havi/puppy owners) an update about those pesky puppy blues. When I posted my first "intro" post here I asked a couple potty training questions and although my focus in the post was only about potty training, in real life, I was actually really struggling with puppy blues! I've raised one other puppy to doghood on my own, a very high energy pitbull girl. She was a rescue that found me and was a breeze in all things puppy raising--I got lucky for sure! When getting my Havi I did all the research I possibly could for at least a year prior to even fully deciding on getting a puppy so I felt like I had walked myself through most worst case scenario situations, including disastrous potty training attempts, before Suji joined my life. I'm sure it was all a mix of lack of sleep, adjusting to a new life being a part of mine, and frantically trying to make everything go right that caused me to experience more puppy blues than I had previously. Even two weeks in I was still really wondering if I had made the best decision in getting a new puppy--I was so far deep in those puppy blues that I was very seriously reconsidering the idea of EVER having my own human children...HAHA!!! I felt like as if I done all the right things and made the most well-informed decision but nothing was going right! In truth, everything was running so smoothly and my puppy was (& still is) the most patient with me in learning how to be her mom. I just had to take a step back and see the bigger picture. I want anyone who may be experiencing puppy blues or may possibly experience them in the future to know that if you've made an informed decision about getting a puppy and you are working to create the best life for your new fur baby, the puppy blues DOES go away and you will look at your puppy and thank the good puppy gods that they sent you the little angel that you have. I couldn't have asked for a better Suji and I am so happy she is mine! (Even when she talks back when she's told to do something she doesn't want to do! LOL!)