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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Life with Millie Mae - 1 month


It's been a month now since we brought Millie Mae home. She has brought a lot of excitement, fun, happiness and pee pee to our home. She has been growing fast and has been learning how to be a good dog, although she doesn't always make the best choices. She's been doing better and better at using her "puppy pad", however sometimes either she just doesn't make it, or just doesn't care, and we've been cleaning up a lot of pee. Thankfully she is fairly consistent about using her puppy pad for her poops.

Millie Mae has a fun personality and loves to play and attack her toys. Her teeth are like little needles and we've all got little marks on our hands where she missed a toy and caught a bit of your hand in her mouth. She doesn't seem to purposefully hurt us, but she has pretty bad aim at times and we have to be very careful around her. There was one occasion where she started attacking Paige's arm while we were on the floor with her and I don't know if she was just confused or if it was purposeful, but we've been closely monitoring her interactions with Paige subsequently. 

The amount of work involved with Millie is exhausting and while the kids have been helpful, we're all a bit tired of hovering over Millie throughout the day. Hopefully she'll figure out the puppy pads consistently and we can relax a little more around her. 

Millie Mae still doesn't seem to enjoy walks very much. She is reluctant most of the time to get started, but once she gets going she seems to enjoy it a little more and likes to run too. 

We've been taking Millie Mae out with us from time to time, but so far only to restaurants with outdoor seating that allow dogs. Millie does really well relaxing and settling down while we eat and isn't a bother and doesn't beg for food. Hopefully she'll continue to enjoy outings with us, I'd love to take her with us often.

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