Top Ten Reasons Why I "Love" Our Puppy

Do I love him or do I hate him? 
Back when he was this size, I think I really loved him!

  Ohhh he was cute when he was little!  But now that he’s a big puppy, the jury is still out …
All that same energy in a large puppy body is trying my patience to say the least.  Here are the top ten reasons I’m trying to “Love” him. 
Thinking positive.
It’s what I do. 😉

#10.  Coming home to trash strewn all over my yard … will keep me humble.

#9.  Large holes everywhere  ….less time I have to spend planting flowers, watering, and taking care of them.  Yard beauty is overrated.  This year, anyway.

#8.  Scratches all over my feet and legs …. I am blessed to have this earthly body!

#7.  Late night clean ups of chewed up puppy pillow …. good memories with the kids, (especially after the third pillow.) 

#6.  Instead of pepper spray tucked in my sports bra, I now have a real live running buddy – I think it’s funny how he insists on holding the leash.  🙂

#5.  Always a place for leftovers to go …. he is one power disposal!
#4.  Chewed out cup holders ……keeps my soda consumption down.

#3.  What once was this….


 Now looks like this…..

    Hence the reason for buying plants on clearance…

#2. Did I mention holes? 

Or should I say “trenches”, I mean look at this baby!!!

Even exposing sprinkler heads!  Sheesh..come on dog…

And the #1 reason I “love” our puppy:  He is teaching us about life and death….as he brings something dead into our yard almost daily.  Ew.

I really believe that in another YEAR AND A HALF when he outgrows his “puppyness” we will really, really like him. 
Until then… here’s to a little patience and long suffering.