Thursday, March 23, 2017

Five Cures for Puppy Fever

   It’s National Puppy Day and if you are like me, puppy fever is easier to catch than the common cold. All I need is one whiff of puppy breath and I’m in the throes of an uncontrollable desire to hear the pitter patter, pitter patter of four tiny paws.
   What’s not to love about a puppy? They are adorable furry balls of fun and kisses. It is difficult to think of any reason not to add a new puppy to the household, right?
   Now that I think about it, there is a cure for puppy fever. You just need to remember your last puppy. Puppies are HARD WORK!
Love a puppy! Happy National Puppy Day with Paisley the Lab sleeping
1. They don’t sleep through the night which means you don’t either.
Accidents happen a lot and you will need plenty of time, paper towels, and patience to house train your new bundle of joy.
2. Everything that fits goes into a puppy’s mouth and possibly their tummy. Large objects such as shoes or furniture become expensive chew toys.
Pierre Westie as a puppy. Cuddle a Puppy meme for National Puppy Day
3. Puppies are expensive. You’ll make several trips to the veterinarian for shots and check-ups. That doesn’t include the emergency runs after they’ve eaten something unhealthy. (see cure #2)
4. Those baby teeth are SHARP! It is not unusual for puppies to teeth on your hand when you least expect it.
Bentley Basset Hound with a muddy face and ears. Kiss a Puppy on National Puppy Day
5. You will be spending the next few months saying "No" and "Don't eat that!"
Paisley the Labrador as a puppy
   Do you have puppy fever? I won’t try to talk you out of it. You know what you are getting into when you decide to add another member to your family. Remember that the puppy stage doesn’t last forever so cherish each day no matter how crazy some of those days might be. The most important thing to know about puppy fever is that your dog will share your life for the next ten to fifteen years. While that might seem like a long time, in reality, it is never long enough.
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*If you enjoyed this article, you'll love 5 Puppy Mistakes to Avoid.
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  1. the mama said a good cure is to spend 5 minutes with me when I have my starts always at 5 pm... with open end :o)

  2. I would absolutely LOVE to have another puppy...I have been trying to convince my husband for about two years!! :) Happy Puppy Day!

  3. Nothing better than a puppy
    Lily & Edward

  4. I got my dogs as adults. I haven't had puppy fever for years. I'll let other people do the puppy work.

  5. Mama definitely has da puppy fever buts me and Tilda keep telling her no ;)

    Matt (& Matilda)

  6. Wonderful post and it's all true! The puppies are so adorable♥

  7. My mom cures it best by getting a puppy. Madison has been the perfect puppy, which only makes the fever worse next time! She also slept through the night from day 1 which has been amazing!

  8. MOL MOL
    Mom has a friend with a 7 month old Lab pup. Yesterday mom got an email...
    it started off,"I think he swallowed a sock or hid it last week". He is no showing signs of being blocked so I guess I'll find the sock eventually." Mom said are you going anywhere on vacation this year? Reply was, "no all my vacation funds are wrapped up in buying new baseboard that has been chewed and filling up the holes he dug in the back yard and putting down new sod"!! Mom wrote back maybe your sock is in one of the back yard holes?
    We loved this post.
    Hugs madi and mom

  9. Ghostwriter gets afflicted with that once in a while. I would love to have a new baby brother or sister. But then she thinks about getting up early in the morning. She works 3-11pm shift, goes to bed around 1am and sleeps until 8 or 9am. I'm good about not bothering her or having any accidents as soon as the sun comes up. If we had a puppy, she'd have to quit working! Of course, she could always kick Dad out of bed at the crack of dawn …

  10. Such cute puppy pictures! (Glad you got to see the Beauty and the Beast Movie too happy belated bday.)

  11. No puppy fever here right now - taking care of a 14 yr old senior dog has some of the same "perks"! BOL!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  12. PUPPIES are Wonderful. Esp. their BREFFS....

  13. Aw, what's not to love about a puppy...kittens too!

  14. Luke was actually a very easy puppy (spoiling me and probably meaning the next one won't be!). But I can hold off the fever by the fact that he grew up to be more work, so he and Cricket keep me plenty busy! It's worth every minute though!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  15. Puppy fever can't be fixed with aspirin!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. OMD!!!!!! BABY PICS!!!!!!!! I loooooves me some baby pics!!!!!! Ma said I was a 'handfull' butts I thinks she's fibbin', cause I don't remembers it like that AT ALL!
    Oh, and thanks for the heads up on the Dr. Harvey's! Ma's gonna go over there right nows and check them out!
    Ruby ♥

  17. I'm in love with these puppy photos!! Bentley's ears are so irresistible. The puppy phase is never long enough, it's over in a flash! I'm hoping my next adoption will be a senior dog, they often get passed over in favor of adorable puppies.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  18. Puppies are wonderful, but now that I've adopted an adult dog, I don't know that I'll ever have a puppy of my own again.

  19. No matter what their age, my two knuckleheads will ALWAYS be my puppies!


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