Hey, just because I can’t sleep, doesn’t mean that the puppy shouldn’t. I just had too much to do, so I was up at 4 am this morning, HOPING Max would sleep. No such luck. He was like it was our regular time to wake up between 5-6:30, depending on how late I worked the night before.
So we had to go out, and we had to eat and we had to play and I was
trying to get some of the million and one things done, like get the bear
ready to ship, and a Christmas card ready and bills paid, and Max is
happily getting into mischief. Of course. :) I can’t say what he
grabbed hold of this morning and was tearing through the house with
until I caught him. He was having a fine time of it. I couldn’t help laughing. Which only encourages the little devil.
So I usually sit down first thing to work on blogs and emails and
such and stop to play with Max often until he tuckers out. But I REALLY
had things to do. So I wasn’t doing anything the way I was supposed to.
He jumped onto my desk chair and looked at me. I was supposed to be
sitting right there. I was getting a bunch of stuff ready for the post
office. After I did that, I sat down, and he was in my lap to sleep.
Many years ago before kids, I was required to go to a military wives’
luncheon. I as on Active Duty at the time, had no husband or kids, no
pets at the time, either, but had them growing up. So when a woman asked
if I had kids, I wisely said, “No.” I didn’t mention no husband
either, which I would have to have to be a military wife. *sigh*
Everyone was talking about their kids and I said something about
puppies being just like them. Hey, I babysat kids and babies when I was a
teen, so it wasn’t that I didn’t know about kids. And I’d help raise a
number of puppies, toy poodles, Afghan Hound, and a silky terrier. And
guess what? They’re just like little kids.
When I was substitute teaching in the kindergarten classes, they were
so used to doing everything in a certain way. Not my way, of course,
but the teacher’s way.
The kids had a routine they felt comfortable with. So do puppies. And you know what? So do we as grownups.
With Max’s coming home with me, talk about my routine being out of
whack. But we’re beginning to settle down into somewhat of a routine and
that makes us both happy. When Tanner comes home, he’ll have to learn
our routine too, and then he’ll be confused when I don’t stick with it.
But, hey, I’m only human.
And we had a breakthrough! Max laid down when I gave him the word command. Woohoo! Now he circles and begs.
Do you have a routine? How do you feel when it’s out of whack?
Have a great Saturday!!!
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USA Today Bestseller and Award-winning author of urban fantasy and medieval historical romantic suspense, Terry Spear also writes true stories for adult and young adult audiences. She’s a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves and has an MBA from Monmouth University. She also creates award-winning teddy bears, Wilde & Woolly Bears, to include personalized bears designed to commemorate authors’ books. When she’s not writing or making bears, she’s teaching online writing courses. Originally from California, she’s lived in eight states and now resides in the heart of Texas. She is the author of Heart of the Wolf (Publishers Weekly's BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR), Destiny of the Wolf, To Tempt the Wolf, Legend of the White Wolf, Seduced by the Wolf, Wolf Fever, Heart of the Highland Wolf, Dreaming of the Wolf, The Highland Wolf in Paradise, Deadly Liaisons (vampire romantic suspense), Winning the Highlander’s Heart, The Accidental Highland Hero, A Ghost of a Chance at Love (Time Travel Western Romance), The Vampire…In My Dreams (young adult), Deidre’s Secret (young adult) and numerous articles and short stories for magazines.