My life is upside down, inside out, manic, hectic and fully consumed by the new man on the scene, that is my little puppy! Teddy has flourished from a quiet retiring innocent fluff ball that I picked up from the breeder, into a crazy attention demanding nocturnal pooch!
I was warned that it can be a lot like having a baby, similar responsibilities and routines required, but it really is! There hasn't been many a morning that he has slept beyond 6am. I've noticed Teddy likes to sleep in three hour stints and then wake me for the toilet, a play and a cuddle. Once it hits 6am though, that's it – absolutely no chance he will go back to sleep. Naturally I get up with him, regardless of my work schedule, he doesn't care whether I finish work at midnight or 2am, he just does as he pleases! To me it doesn't matter though, he is the most beautiful perfect adorable energetic bundle of fun ever.
We have already developed an incredibly strong bond after just a few weeks. He is my best friend, my confidant, my house mate and my family. I am totally in love with him – but promise not to spoil him and dress him in clothes. He has developed some quirky habits already, he will never just go to sleep in one position, he is a fidget, moving around and sliming about until he is comfy. Teddy has no idea how young he is and how much he requires his sleep, he goes crazy and manic for an hour at a time, he just doesn't calm down for a second even to take a breath then he just flops on the spot! I've even see the little pooch fall asleep whilst standing up and just fall over. The dog melts me.
Teddington is really starting to develop a personality of his own, he found his voice this weekend and has really been working on his bark (yap) which the neighbours love. Ted cant quite wear his extra small collar yet because his head is still so small it falls off! For his age, he is ridiculously intelligent, he's learned 'sit', 'paw' and 'down' (this one needs work, don't tell him) in the space of a week. I simply can't wait to take him outside for walks, he has more injections this week so we are about 10 days away from long strolls down the river despite the weather. Overall despite the lack of sleep, it's the best decision I ever made!