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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Is it worth it?

We have had Max for almost 2 months now and I've seen a lot of good changes in the kids, especially Athena.

She takes Max with her everywhere she goes and has taken a lot of responsibility. She gets up earlier than she normally would just to take him potty in the morning. Then she feeds him.
She also takes him for walks and likes to reward him with his little doggy bones. Athena and Samantha both like to dress Max up and play with him and he doesn't seem to have a problem with it either.Nathan and Alexandra get in on the action and feed him, play with him, and give him lots of love (almost too much love). Even Jeremy seems to be in heaven with a pet around the house. He looks forward to coming home and playing with the dog. He always had a pet growing up and has wanted a dog for a long time.
I think that Max actually likes being with the kids more than the adults in our family. He loves them and they love him! The kids sneak the camera into their room and take puppy pictures.
As cute as Max is, and as much as the kids and Jeremy love him . . . I am not so happy with the situation. In the past 2 days I have found that Max has been pooping in the house! It's disgusting and I freak out!! I found poop twice in Alexandra's room a couple of days ago. I also found poop under my bed twice yesterday and by then I'd had it. I told Jeremy that we cannot keep a dog that is going to poop in the house. To me, that is not tolerable.

So, I ask myself - even though I have seen great changes in the kids and their capacity to love and care for another living creature, is it worth it to put up with the CRAP??


dena4kids said...

hang in there Mom. There had got to be someway to teach him not to poo in the house. I wish I knew how to help ya.

Amy Jo Madsen said...

Have you thought about crate training him?

Aprilyn said...

Puppy school? I hate poop in the house too!

Shnopa said...

All I can say is I agree with you. I couldn't handle the poop either, but I'd like to see you try and get rid of that puppy. I think your family would have a fit. Good luck with all that.

Megz said...

I don't do poop on floor that the kids sometimes eat off of.
Make Jeremy and the kids fix him. Or maybe put him in diapers?

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