Henri has officially been with me for two months! I remind him every Friday that it is another week with me. He is a mini Bernedoodle (for those that will ask) he is around 20 lbs now and growing. The vet says to double his weight at 4 months so I am guessing he will be around 40 lbs full grown. I feel like every morning I take him from his crate he has grown.
He is starting to lose his puppy teeth and has gummy spots in his mouth. He is teething and uncomfortable like any baby going through a transition. He has puppy crazies at night and is the sweetest thing when he is tired and wants to cuddle. He loves chicken more than just about anything. Every time the fridge opens, he runs from the other room just to sit and see if there is something for him. He loves to run and I hate it. I compromised and have bought running shoes and we run one or two blocks home. This helps me build my strength and push him through to get tired enough to rest at home so I can work again.
Henri loves watching TV at night and is enjoying Stanley Tucci and HGTV right now. Any dog he sees on the TV Henri stops and stares. He would love more than anything to have permission to be on the bed at night but he just isn’t there yet with potty training.
His favorite spot is in the corner just under my desk. There are times when I can’t find him and I finally look under the desk and there he is asleep.
Recently, Henri jumped up on the couch in the front room on his own and I walked in and he was sitting there. He wasn’t sure if he was in trouble or I would be happy so he waited and just looked at me until he wagged his tail. I couldn’t help but smile and laugh because he was so proud of himself.
Having a puppy comes with challenges. I had no idea it was SO hard. My sister warned me when I told her I was getting a puppy but I didn’t believe it. I struggle to manage work and give Henri the attention he wants. He is still a puppy and is testing his boundaries. There are moments when I am on a call and I can’t give him my full attention and he gets into something he shouldn’t or he stares at me and pees in the corner. 😂
The hard parts are nestled between snuggles on the couch, lots of kisses, and the cutest face following me around the house all day. Life is better with Henri! He has been such a bright spot in a hard year and I am so grateful that he is by my side and has given me something to smile about each and every morning.
Henri has his last shot at the vet next week and then I would love to do a socially distanced meetup in Chicago at a park. I will do this very informally in my neighborhood if people want to join. Henri loves people, babies, and other dogs and would love to meet YOU!
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