Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Parenting a Pup 101: The One Where My Husband is in the Dog House Literally

Yesterday was Jersey's 3 week birthday. Technically she is like two months and 3 weeks old, but I am counting her "birthday" as the day we got her. Yes, she was alive for two months prior, but apparently just barely. So, I had great plans to take updated pictures for this event. Those plans went up in smoke when I woke up still sick and too drugged/exhausted/congested to go to work. So after emailing work to let them know, I went back to my drug induced sleep. Too bad work didn't get the email. Hilarity ensued, but that is a story for a different day as I don't feel like typing it all out.

Instead, I have some other Jersey pics for you. B is also a star in these. You see, when we first got Jersey her crate was actually the cat carrier. It was the perfect size for her. However, B seeing a long future and, more importantly, long legs on Jersey, thought a bigger, adjustable crate would be better. And so he found one.

Jersey wasn't sure of the new crate. B, being the good parent, decided to show her that it was a fun and comfortable place to be:

Don't they look comfortable in there? Well, one of them looks sad. I will let you decide which one.

And, if you are in a cage with your dog, you should totally call to your other animals to come see you and gauge their reactions to you being treated like an "animal":

Eventually one animal will come to check you out:

Then you can entice him to come closer by wiggling your finger:

Or sticking a toy banana out while your wife yells "HAVE A BANANA!":

Soon after your puppy will realize the cage is nice and comfy and her place:

Even if you have to talk her into it:

And even if she blends into the dog bed:

B is a good parent and a good sport. Also? This was totally his idea. I just made him sit in there a bit longer so I could grab the camera.

As for Jersey? She is back in the cat carrier. She likes small spaces.

And small cats.

But that is another story.

7 important things being said:

Andhari said...

Happy birth(month?), Jersey.

Jersey'd sleep there eventually, right? I mean bigger space always means more comfort.

Ps. B is definitely funny. I wonder how being in a cage feels like.

j'lynn said...

I'm sorry you are still sick. :( That totally blows. So much for a rockin' 2010 'cause so far it seems to have sucked for everyone. :(

Happy B-day Jersey Girl!

LMAO @ B in the cage!! At least you know he fits in case you ever need to put him in there again. ;)

Feel better Dani!!

Ruth said...

L likes to get into his dogs crates too, I guess he inherited that from Uncle B. And you gotta wonder what Brad was thinking when he saw B in the crate. LOL

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh! What a good sport to crawl into the cage and to let you take pictures!

Rebekah J said...

My sister and her husband just got a pup and they think they're being cruel by crating it. I have no idea how to explain that it's so nice for the pet to feel that it has its own place - especially when there's another pet around!

Love the photos :o)

Jennifer said...

It seems like B talked Jersey into liking the crate! The things you do for your kids!

*~Dani~* said...

Andhari - I think she will sleep there at some point, especially when she gets too big for the carrier. Maybe I should have gone in the cage to see how it felt? Actually, maybe I should have locked him in!

jlynn - that was my ulterior motive you know.

Ruth - I like that B shares traits with a 2 year old ;) I am positive that Brad thought B was nuts!

Debbie - it was his idea! He was a good sport about the pictures though.

Rebekah - I dont think it is cruel at all. She goes right in there on her own when she is tired or just to nap. We only lock it because she is not yet potty trained. And she definitely needs her own space with all of these cats around!

Jenny - B is a good parent that way!

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