Bears in Progress
At the end of June, hubby and I went away for a weekend and took the Squirt (chihuahua) with us. My daughter Jennifer stayed home with the 4 whippets for us. When we got back, Jen told me... Mom - if you ever wonder why you don't get much done - it's because taking care of the Girls takes a lot of time!
I guess I didn't realize it as we added dogs to our family one at a time over 8 years - so "just one more" didn't seem like a lot. Besides, whippets are fairly laid back dogs for the most part. Although they can run like the wind - their favorite past time is sleeping!
One of our Girls though (Isis) has a very bad heart condition and is on lots of medication. She's doing wonderfully! Even better than the vet had expected - but that's because we keep up with her schedule -- which is what takes a lot more time than when they were all healthy.
One of the meds that Isis takes (and this one is 3 x's a day) is a water pill to keep the water from building up around her heart. Because of this, she needs to go out more often. I found it is much easier to have a schedule of taking her out on a regular basis instead of cleaning up accidents LOL! That's what my daughter was talking about... some days it does seem like it's time to take her out again after we just finished taking her out.
Also, with most of the time, we need to be outside with them instead of just opening the door and letting them out. I need to keep track of Isis - as she can get distracted :) and with 5 dogs running in the back yard... let's just say it's easier to keep it clean when you keep up with them every time ;)
I am trying to develop some type of work schedule (again) so I can be more consistent with my bear creating. This seems to be something I keep trying... but hey, if at first you don't succeed, try try again! One of these times I'll come up with a schedule that works for me ;0)