Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Week 3 Done
Frank has certainly had a good run of it so far. We're down to only 1-2 accidents a week, which is wonderful. We were getting full nights of sleep last week, but this past week it's been 1-2 wakeups a night. I really can't complain too much, though. We no longer have piddle pads on the floor and feel comfortable leaving him out in the living room when we're not focusing on him. We do, however, focus on the clock and make sure he goes out every hour when he's awake.
Over the past two days, a winter dumped an unmeasurable amount of snow on us. I say we can't measure it because it was tiny flakes and the wind has created drifts and valleys. Needless to say, it was somewhere around 18" of snow. During the night last night, I had a very hard time getting out to let Frank eliminate, but this morning, after my husband cleared a few paths through the yard the fun was ready to begin. Frank LOVES the snow. He bounds through it like a bunny. It really is a treat to see. He has to come in after about 5 minutes and warm up for a bit, but then he's back at it.
Week three feels like a really successful week. Frank weighed in at 10lbs on Friday. We still don't know how old he is, as he's got all of his baby teeth still. We're no closer to knowing how large he will be when fully grown, but we know that we love him enough that we don't much care how big he'll be. I feel like we're starting to have a new member of the household rather than a time-sucking obligation. I still find myself spending large bits of time on the floor just staring at the dog, but I find that rather enjoyable and much less stressful than worrying over whether the dishes are done or not. That having been said, I can see from where I sit that the dishes have NOT been done in the past 2 hours.