Brad is overloaded with his pre-dental classes right now. He's had two exams and tons of quizzes this week and has been up until 2 a.m. studying, so I've had Roxy duty every morning this week. Here's my average day:
5:45 AM - take Roxy potty and feed her breakfast
6:30 AM - leash Roxy up and drag my furry boots for a 1-mile jog. (and hope I remembered the plastic poop bag)
7:00 AM - do everything possible to prevent barking so as not to wake up our neighbors while getting ready for work/school.
7:30 AM - drop Brad off at school and leave for work
8-11 AM - work
11-12 AM - Come home (I love that I only live 8 minutes from my job) feed Roxy lunch, take her on a quick walk around the block, practice her commands and grab a pack of crackers for my lunch
12-5 PM - work
5-6:30 PM - make dinner, try to spend time with Brad while Roxy bites our heels and demands our attention, play with her together, take her potty (every 45 minutes), and eat dinner
6:30 - 7 PM - Another walk with Roxy (usually a run because she loves to sprint)
7 - 11 PM - Alternate between Roxy play time, dishes, internet, potty breaks, distracting Brad (if he's studying at home) and taking advantage of relaxing when Roxy takes her nap.
11 PM - say goodnight to Brad and try to go to sleep.
12:30 AM - Brad takes Roxy potty and plays with her (I'm a light sleeper so I still wake up)
2 AM - Brad comes to sleep. We pray together (or he prays and I subconsciously say "amen")
3:30 AM - I take Roxy poop and she wants to play fetch or eat our bed. So we play.
5:45 AM - Start over.
It may sound like I'm complaining (OK, maybe I am!) but I really really do love our puppy! She's a big time commitment, but everything good requires some sacrifice, right? I've got some fun pictures and videos with her that I'll post another day when I'm not so tired.
It's hard to tell in the photos, but there's a 15 pound difference. She was a 10-pound baby when we got her and now she's in the mid-20s!