Thursday, November 5, 2009

A new schedule

So for the first two month down here I will be the only dog caretaker. This means I need to get the girls on a new schedule. Since they obviously aren't morning dogs (see earlier post about Baily) am walks just don't work (trust me I tried before and it resulted me in dragging them around). Also, the closest dog park is 1.5 miles away and there isn't an open area to play chuck it near us so we have to find a new exercise routine.

So here is our current plan: Alarm goes off at 6:30, hit snooze until 6:45 or until Mesa shoves her head in my face which is Mesa speak for wake up. Get ready for work, pull Baily out of bed, feed the dogs breakfast, potty break and then give them frozen stuffed kongs when I leave. Get home after work and listen to the girls scramble off the sofa and run down the stairs to greet me. Go for a long walk or to the park for a bit of play time. Get back , clean, make dinner and then feed the dogs. Dogs sleep while I watch TV. We all crawl into bed around 10pm and then start the day over again.

So far the girls seem to like this new plan. Rather than multiple chuck-it sessions every day, the long walks seem to tire them out more. Mesa has even started sleeping on my shoes. Either she doesn't want me to leave without her or she just doesn't want me to leave!


Dory and the Mama said...

What a great schedule!!! I have been sole puppy custodian for only a week and am SOOOO ready for my DH to get home!!!

Good Luck!!

Sam said...

Sounds like a great plan. I've started implementing a somewhat set routine with Marge and she really seems to enjoy it. We try to walk during the day (and usually do), but we now ALWAYS go for our walk at night along the road. It's good for her fears, too, because she has to pass people and stuff.

Teddy Bear said...

What a great schedule. We walk during the day on weekends but weeknights call for evening walks. Mesa wanted to show us your pretty Pumas.

Teddy Bear

chicamom85 said...

That sounds like a great plan. Good luck with it. I like the frozen part.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

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