Time for a Time Out

I am not as young as I was.
I am not as fit as I was.
I am not a mobile as I was.
I am not as quick as I was.
I do not sleep as well as I did.

In short, I’m knackered.
Maya is a gem, but both of us are shattered.
She is so good, and when you think she has only been with us four days, she is learning fast, and we are making good progress.

We were so proud of her today at the vet’s, even more so that we were out for over three and a half hours and she was brilliant. We had a little walk in town, she met lots of people, and everyone thought she was gorgeous. And she is, but then we’re bias.
When we got home, the first thing I did was take her out into the garden and she did a wee. Such a good girl.
Then I go and blow it by not being quick enough when she was telling me she wanted to go out and we had an accident. Not her fault.

We have a pattern developing………… we’ll go to bed and she’ll wake us up around 12.30, then again round 3.30. Hubby lets her out the first time, I do the second. This morning, she then slept on until 6.35, rolled over but didn’t wake up until an hour later. I got dressed,  took her out and she did a wee for me. She’d also done a poo at 3.30, but nothing at half past twelve, however, she will always be given the opportunity. We are remembering and learning as much as she is.

Photos: Maya 13 weeks, Maggie 12 years! Cushions are roughly the same size.

The good thing is that this phase should not last long, and hopefully when she’ll do a wee for us before bedtime, we might get a longer night’s sleep. Maggie was younger and smaller when we got her, so potty training was easy as I could scoop her up and take her outside.  We would get up at 2am and take her out as a matter of course. Now, we have to read Maya’s timetable and adjust for the interim until we can guide her into ours.

Anyway, I haven’t done as much in my blog today as I usually do on a Monday mainly because I am just so tired. So, I am taking a breather of sorts, and might not be around as much for the next few days. The 3TCs are scheduled as is my Fibbing Friday, but I will still access my blog for pingbacks and comments, plus do a brief Today is……..  that’s the only way I can keep track of the days!!
Bear with me…………………


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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20 Responses to Time for a Time Out

  1. I’m not surprised you’re exhausted, but Maya has made an amazing adjustment. She is a lovely dog and this phase will soon be over with. You have accomplished so much in such a short time. Get some rest and hopefully you’ll get some more sleep tonight ❤️

  2. Steve Tanham says:

    We’re thinking of you, Di. We’re going through a period of Tess getting us up twice a night, as well – and she’s seven! We’re hoping it’s temporary, but, as you say, it’s totally knackering! Looking forward to the post where you say everything is normal. Until then, don’t worry about the posts. We’ll all still be here 😎

  3. Lauren says:

    Take the time you need. Puppies are exhausting.

  4. murisopsis says:

    Having a new puppy is almost the same as a new baby! She is so smart!! She’s catching on so quickly – I’m guessing the vet gave her a clean bill of health and answered all your questions…

  5. emkingston says:

    Awww! Maya is adorable! They have lots and lots of energy, but it’s well worth it. You are going to be a happy happy fur-momma with that one 🙂

  6. Ms. Maya is a good girl and obviously trusts you both, or she wouldn’t be so relaxed. The difference in size is astonishing! I hope your exhaustion is over quickly, but it’s all good. A break now and then might be seen as just refueling your jets! Take care! 🤗

    • Thanks! Maya weighed 16.5kg yesterday at the vets and we weighed her in the pet shop this morning, 17kg! Maggie bless her weighed around 14.5 kg for most of her life and only ever tipped the scales at over 15kg. We still miss her though.

  7. We will be here when you get back full swing!

  8. willowdot21 says:

    I know fine well that however tired you are you are happier with Maya Than not with Maya 💜

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