Raising Two Puppies

My name is Diane Breton, I am a registered veterinary technician here at the Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Hospital. Some of you may know me, some of you may not. I have been working here since August of 2012 and have come to love the clients and staff here. I recently adopted two puppies and wanted to share the fun, frustrations and joys that these two have brought to my heart and my home.

Raising two puppies can be a difficult task. I brought home a Husky/Labrador Retriever mixed puppy four months ago, named Dudley. It’s been a long four months of training and cleaning but I finally feel like it’s paying off. To add some excitement to the mix, I decided to adopt another mixed breed puppy from the SPCA, so Dudley has a friend to play with. I named her Fiona. Dudley and Fiona became great friends almost immediately; however the first couple days was a learning curve for us all.

Dudley had just started to grasp the concept of pooping outside, and I brought Fiona home. It’s going to be a long couple of months, going through more training with her. Crate training, house breaking, chewing and jumping are all factors that come to mind when I think “puppy”. I’m actually thinking about buying a share in the paper towel company. However, having two puppies may be a blessing in disguise. Fiona observes what Dudley does, and follows his every move. After about two weeks, Dudley and Fiona are eating together, drinking together, pooping and peeing together and even sleeping together.

When I brought Fiona home, everyone told me I was crazy. Dudley wasn’t house broken yet, and he is a handful on his own. For the first couple days I started to believe them, maybe I am crazy. But the truth is, I love my two puppies and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Come back and follow my blog next week to find out what crazy adventures Dudley and Fiona have gotten themselves into.