Monday, November 12, 2007

Day 12 - Part I.

I've decided that this cold and I are OVER. It is time for me and Sickness to go our separate ways, and no, Cold, you can't still call me. I'm changing numbers. We're done.

So I'm sitting here at work, drinking
1667% of my daily value of Vitamin C, and tonight I'm going to probably go and work out, and business will carry on as usual, cold be damned. So take that, cold.


So everyone keeps on asking me about
getting the new dog, if I'm excited, etc., etc. I guess I don't sound as excited as I am. This could be because this cold is giving me a Marlene Dietrich voice (which I'll actually be sort of sad to see go), but it's also because there's alot to do between now and Puppy Handover Time. I need to find out what she's bringing with her, so I know what I need to get. I need to bring out the baby gate so she'll be in the kitchen while Moj is in the other part of the apartment during the day. We need to actually PUT A DOORKNOB on the door going to the second bedroom (off the kitchen) so that she can't get into that room, with it's precariously-stacked boxes of Crap We Don't Need And Should Probably Go Through At Some Point, But, You Know, Who Has Time For That.

Then there's the initial getting-to-know-you period. I know that we just need to take it one day at a time, and that most likely everything will work out as it should, but I'm just sort of nervous, you know? Also, I'm a pushover, and Mojo is a spoiled brat, so I'm worried that everything will go to Hell in a Handbasket and I'll be powerless to make things right. Does everyone have these thoughts, or is it just me?

If you have any words of wisdom on smoothly bringing a second dog into a one-dog situation, please send them my way.


Sara said...

We had really good luck with walking them together to get them used to being in the same pack.

Are you planning to take her to obedience school? In addition to teaching her, you know, obedience, it's a great way to let her know you're in charge and make her feel more comfortable with the whole being-weird-around-new-people thing. Plus the trainer might have some ideas for you on that issue.

Sharyn said...

My poor son has had that damned cold for a month now, at least. It sucks royally. Can you teach him how to break up with the cold, like you did?

Also, he is so very excited about the new dog. And is coming up with alternate name ideas for you.