PUPternity Leave!

I’m counting down the hours until I can leave work today. We are picking up Maddie in LESS THAN 24 HOURS and I’m taking PUPternity leave next week. In case you didn’t know that when you take time off work to welcome a furry new family member (and yes I completely made it up and everyone at work thinks I’m crazy). Also, I’m probably going to have separation issues when I have to go back to work, but it’s going to be so nice to be a SAHDM (Stay at home dog mom) for the next 9 days!

The final puppy preparations that have to happen tonight are :
1. Clean-up dining room (still a mess from latest project, ie power tools everywhere).
2. Fix her crate (I built it wrong, we want the door to open the opposite way).
3. Buy her some food! She’s eating ProPlan Puppy, Chicken & Rice formula.
4. Clean out the back of the car and put her crate pad in there for the ride home.
5. Move all our jackets and boots out of the mudroom so she has limited opportunity to destroy things.

Anywho, make sure you add Maddie’s tumblog to your reader – it’s going to be cute puppy picture overload over there for the next few days.


  1. Dogs are the best. Good luck!!!

  2. I did the same thing! I took a little over a week off from work and it was fantastic. Baxter still sees me as his "mom" and my fiance as one of his friends. It's kind of funny to see the difference. He'll play bite Marc, but if I stick my hand in between them, he'll lick me. :)

    I highly, highly recommend Poochie Bell training. I had my doubts at first, but Baxter had it down by 15 weeks.

    Have fun and take pictures and video of everything. You'll treasure the documentation. I don't think a week goes by that I don't flip through some of the pictures I took of Baxter in his puppy days.

  3. @Jeannine - We just bought bells the other day! The lady at the hardware store thought I was crazy - but I'm glad to know it worked!

  4. Have fun on pupternity leave!! Can't wait to see the puppy cuteness.

  5. Yay! Good food choice, that's some of the best out there!

  6. @Meagan - Good to know! Thats what the breeder is feeing her and we didn't want to switch and give her an upset tummy :)

  7. I can fully get behind pupternity leave. :)

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