What I Learned Today Before I Made It to Work
Posted on July 9, 2012
It’s Day 4 with having Malachi, our 5 year old Siberian Husky/Eskie/Spitz mix, home with us since being rescued from a shelter where he spent a couple of months. The past several days have been absolutely amazing, humbling, tiring, and challenging. And I can’t say enough about how much of a good boy he is and how lucky we are to have him.
We’re learning how to communicate with each other and set a schedule and our expectations. Here’s what I learned this morning:
- When you, the leader, make mistakes your mistakes become amazingly apparent.
- Make the dog pee before the pack’s bed time. Regardless of who may or may not be up. See previous.
- Walking and running need to be consistent and Malachi needs both some cool down time and play time.
- Malachi cannot have fluffy things. Two dog beds and $60 dollars later, we’ve learned that lesson. See previous.
- Malachi has issues with the vacuum cleaner. Energy and anxiety are linked. See previous.
- Malachi is not “My Little Pony.” We can comb his hair, but he isn’t a dog that we see in movies or on television. Get real about what he needs to be happy and healthy.
- Move forward.