we survived & a giveaway

This past weekend was fun... and I am being totally sarcastic. And no, it wasn't because of the snow.

Last week, I introduced you to Ellie, our soon to be addition. Well. the "our soon to be" became a reality on Friday, and I am exhausted.

I am exhausted due to lack of sleep and because the novelty of Ellie has not worn off for Lil Man. He is constantly wanting to play with her, basically smothering her, and wearing her out. He doesn't really want to listen to my pleadings of leaving her alone (though I may be a little over protective of Ellie, and sometimes, the pleadings may not be justified), and sometimes he is a little too rough with her. But, I get it. It's his first time with a full time puppy. Our dog was a few years old when Lil Man was born, and he'd only ever been around him and my parent's dogs, which are full grown. I get that it's going to take some understanding and teaching to get us where we can function without Mommy feeling like she just wants to pull all of her hair out. I mean, that's why I had taken a half day Friday and the whole day Monday off; to get us all adjusted. I'm just hoping that this novelty wears off soon, cause she does act like she wants to play with him.

On the other hand, Ellie is doing rather well. She is letting us know when she needs to go outside; she's only had a few accidents, she loves her toys, she plays, she sleeps, she comes when I call, she follows me everywhere. The only thing that isn't going that well- crate training. She hates it! And how do I know? The fact that she sings me the song on her people for 45 minutes straight after going in. Saturday night, I finally gave in and let her sleep in the living room on the floor, while I slept on the couch. And finally, I was able to get some much needed sleep...
I'm just hoping the rest of the week goes better.

Other than stopping by to tell you about how I survived my first weekend home with Ellie, I have something fun for you!

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