Having a Furbaby

I've had sweet little Beau for about 3 weeks now.

And let me tell you, we've had our ups and downs.  Def more ups than downs but y'all, having a furbaby is HARD!

Now remember, I'm just Beau's foster mom.  All I have to provide is his food and a loving environment.   Which I am more than happy to do.  

But I think I've figured out that I'm so not ready for a furbaby yet.

I've made a little pros and cons list.  To help me decide whether I want to keep him or not.
Here is is.

PROS:

- He's the cutest little pup in the world. 

-I love having something to come home too.  He is always SO excited to see me no matter what.

- He's a great playmate (especially now that he actually plays with me rather than run away).

- He's a good cuddler.

- He loves me unconditionally.  

- He doesn't  bark constantly, he loves people, and gets along with other dogs.

-My roommates have been AMAZING and have really helped out a lot with him.  Seriously without them I don't know what I would do.  

CONS:

-I'm constantly worried that he's going to pee/poo in the house. 
(We've had a few accidents here and there, but for the most part he's trained not to it.)

- I feel bad anytime I leave the house and leave him in his crate.  Makes me not want to go out and do things with friends because I feel like I should be home with him.

- My work schedule isn't very consistent.  So some days I go in late and others early. Thus making it hard to keep him on a schedule.

- He wakes up every 2-3 hours in the middle of the night and has to be taken outside right then otherwise he pees.  Therefore I haven't had straight nights sleep in 3 weeks.


I know these are all things that can be worked out.  I know that he is better off with me then at the rescue and certainly better than where he came from before that.  
It's just so hard!  I love this little guy to death.  He has def made my life a little brighter since all that change that came about.
But I just don't know if I'm ready to make a full commitment to a furbaby yet. 
I know financially I cannot afford to adopt him.  If I had someone else who had equal responsibility for him (physically and financially) then it might be different.  But that's not the case.

So I will love him, take care of him, train him, and spoil him rotten until a family comes along to adopt him who will do all those same things.  And yes when someone finally does adopt him, I'll cry like a baby.  But I know he'll be better off and happy when that day comes. 

Now here are some recent pictures of my cute little guy!


"Pet me, mom! Pet ME!"


This was 10 minutes before I had to leave for work. 
I think it's his way of saying I should have stayed home!



Blogging and cuddling this morning.
Gah he's cute!


Have a great Monday! :)

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6 comments

  1. Too cute! I can't wait till we can get a dog :)

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  2. Those feelings are ALL normal. I remember when I got my pup and the first time he slept through the night (I was getting up every night around 2am in the middle of winter to take him out cuz he was whimpering), I was SO excited! It gets better, though.
    I felt bad leaving my pup home when I had to go out, esp if it was after I'd been at work. So, your social life will diminish a bit, but the little guy needs you so it's worth it. That gets better too, tho :)

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  3. I truly couldn't be a foster dog mom just because I know for A FACT I would get attached..it would be way too difficult and I know it would emotionally sabotage me. BUT I think it's so awesome that you're doing it! we need more people out there like you :) I have 2 fur babies of my own, one of them is a dachshund who I got as a puppy and let me tell you...there were times I was so frustrated that I cried! But I love him so much and he is truly is a little blessing in my life :)

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  4. Did you grow up with fur babies??

    I didnt and having a dog scares the CRAP out of me!! I am sure Beau loves having you even if it is just for a little bit!!!

    xo

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  5. He's so cute! No matter what you ultimately do, you're doing a fantastic thing for him now by giving him love and a good home! :)

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  6. He is so cute! I have a lil furbaby her name is Tilly shes a toypoodle/maltese. They are hardwork at first but so worth it! Although I'm going to have to leave her with my parents for a year next year!!

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