Well, I’ve now had two writing days with my new writing buddy. He’s been a good boy for the most part. Puppies come with some challenges, and we’ve made a few changes to accommodate the puppy stage. Our morning routine takes a little longer, and that’s okay.
Since he’s so young, we can’t leave him in the yard unattended yet. We have owls and they’ve been known to take small dogs before, though never one of our dogs. Our older dog is big enough that he’s safe, but the puppy is not. So, any time we want to do anything, one of us stays with the puppy while the other does horse care, and so on. He’ll grow and it won’t be a problem anymore eventually.
This means I now get up a few minutes earlier so I can do dog care while he does horse care first thing. After he’s back, I still take the older dog for a walk. I’m still leash training him, as we’ve only had him a few days. Meditating is a little more challenging, too, with a puppy crawling on me, but hey, I love a challenge.
As long as he gets a good play session before I begin, he lays quietly and sleeps while I write. He’ll lay on the pad beside my chair and keep me company. So far he sleeps well, not fussing overnight, and waking with us in the morning.
I’m working away on my second Forest Guardians book and it’s nearly done. I have a couple more projects underway, including the martial arts book. With a good writing buddy, I’ll keep making steady progress. Our only sticky spot is house training, as I need to make sure he goes out really regularly for now, being a young puppy. We’re sorting things out and getting there.
So, say hi to my new writing buddy!
I’ve been writing stories for myself for years. Now, I’m a published author. No genre is off limits, though I have some favorites.