Take your meds, kids

Pro tip: when you’re dealing with a stressful situation and all your routines are out of whack, it’s best not to forget to take your anti-depressants for several days. OOF yes that was me. I remembered last night, and honestly, I wasn’t doing too bad without it but jumping back in is making today a little rough. Or maybe today just isn’t a great day. I could feel my nerves on edge so I took the time to set up a new gate this morning.

Crate training has been stressful for both me and Duncan; he doesn’t want to go in it, and was starting to avoid going into the dining room because that’s where the crate is. I don’t want to have to fight with him every morning when I have to go back to work, so I’m trying Plan B. We have a small nook in our kitchen, which is where he used to sleep anyway, so I put a bed back there and gated it, and I’m hoping that will be a good crate alternative. When I’m not around, I’ll put the cone back on him and close the other kitchen gates too, as a precaution.

img_6561This way I have a safe place to put him when I need a break or want to make lunch. It really is just like having a newborn again, and how sometimes you need to just put the baby in the crib and walk away for a few minutes, knowing they’re safe.

That’s all I got, guys. I’m off to play with yarn and drink tea.

 

8 thoughts on “Take your meds, kids

  1. I’ve only started reading your blog, so please forgive me in advance. How long have you had your dog? I only ask because I have 2 dogs, a Westie and a rescue. We don’t really know her breed. Anyway I use crates and when I’m home I leave the door open. Often I find them there, I guess because it’s quiet and they can rest. Both of them love their crates.

    • I have three dogs. Duncan Iโ€™ve had for two and a half years, the others for five. We donโ€™t use crates. Weโ€™ve had this crate open for two weeks and each dog has voluntarily gone in there once. None of them love this crate.

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