I love my puppy and she is the light of my life, but she's confirmed that I won't be ready to be the mother of a human any time soon. My baby girl, Libby, takes a lot of work, time, and money. She's not potty trained 100% yet and she's also very high maintenance. Well, I don't know if the latter is true, or I just enjoy buying her things.
During the first week of owning Libby, I lost a lot of sleep. We hadn't set up a routine yet, so around 4-6 am, you would see us in the front yard going potty. Well, she'd be going potty, I'd be watching her with my tired eyes. Thankfully, we're able to sleep through the night now... sometimes needing a puppy pad.
Also, I have come to the conclusion that you cannot take a human and put them in the kennel and leave. Having a puppy has made me doubt my ability to take care of a human. Puppies are a lot of work, but humans are even more work. I don't know how my mother did it, because as a puppy mom- I'm struggling.
I'm super grateful for my puppy though, because I'm learning so much. I've learned that I would do anything in the world to keep her safe. I'm learning that she loves me a lot, and she loves cuddles. She has a big personality and loves everyone that she meets. I love bringing her to the dog park on Mondays, although she hates riding in the car. Being a mom is such a blast, and I'm excited to go on this journey of being one. However, I think that I'm just going to stick to my dog for now.