Saturday, August 29, 2009

The first task

So, its done... The application to become a puppy raiser is now in the mail box. Soon to be floating into the wild blue yonder of the US postal service and off a couple miles to it's destination. It's funny how excited you can be one second and then the next you're just like "oh no.. now I'm going to have to potty train a dog." haha Is it terrible that thats the only thing I'm worried about? Well I guess I'm worried about other things too... like will it (or he, I want a boy) learn with me.. will I screw it up? Will I turn into a crazy mad person when stupid kids try to pet him? Who knows.. either way it's done and I'm excited.. I'm not going to lie, even though it will never happen I would be scared to death if someone dumped a puppy in my lap tomorrow.. but later on in the semester would be ok. Why can't they just come potty trained lol.

Well.. I guess there is no point in writing this blog if you don't even know who I am or anything about me.. My name is Natalie and I am a senior in college - studying in pre physical therapy. I still have 2 whole years in undergraduate and then I can apply to PT school. There will be 3 years there if I get accepted. The reason I decided to be a puppy raiser is really my boyfriend. He is completely blind and has a guide dog of his own. While we have discussed doing the puppy raising program before neither of us knew we would do it so soon.. but what a better time huh? We figured it was the perfect way to "give back" you know, he has only had Egypt for a few months but we already completely love her and she means everything to him. So to us it just feels right to do this for someone else. It all pretty much came around because I wanted a dog of my own but he is completely paranoid about those hoodlum street dogs lol. No, he just doesn't want anything to jeopardize his guide. Which is completely understandable, only problem is, I still really wanted a pet. So, we started thinking more and decided that doing the puppy raising program would be good for us. Notice I say good and not perfect.. I really don't want to have to deal with house training lol.. Oh well, I'll get through it the best way I can. With big rubber gloves and tons of carpet cleaner!

Someone help me.

I'll post back when I have some news.

1 comment:

Cabana's Puppy Raiser said...

Hi Natalie! Thanks for your comment on my "rant" post today--I'm feeling much better now. It's always nice to know others have had similar experiences.

It's so great that you want to raise a puppy and give back that way.

I was worried about potty training, too--but honestly, it is not bad at all. It took 3-4 days to potty train Cabana, and since then, I can count the number of accidents she's had on one hand. Each puppy is different, of course, but as long as you remember to take the puppy out on a regular basis, it shouldn't be a problem.

January is right around the corner, and I hope you'll be able to get a puppy then. It's nice that you have Egypt to tide you over. Look forward to more of your story as it unfolds!