Advent(ures) of the Fuzzy Kind

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This weekend we welcomed a new member to the family … a six-week-old Australian Shepherd Christopher named Maddy. (This is the picture that induced Craig and Chris to drive halfway across the state to get her!)

Like all babies, Maddy is both a lot of work and a lot of fun. Her blue eyes will turn one day, we’re told. The biggest challenge is persuading her to piddle in the snow at 3 a.m. (I can hardly blame her; I wouldn’t want to plant my delicates in the frost, either.)

At 5 a.m., when I get up with her again, I sometimes encourage the process along a bit with a little song sung a tune from “The Music Man.” (Remember the “Pick-a-little, talk-a-little” number that is sung with “Good Night Ladies?) In case you ever find yourself walking the floor in the wee hours with a puppy, I thought I’d share it with you here:

First the slow part (Good night ladies)

“Good-night, Maddy. Good-night, Maddy.
Good-night Maddy. It’s time to go to SLEEP!”

(Now the fast “Pick-a-little” part):

“Eat a little, poop a little, eat a little, poop a little,
SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP, poop a lot, eat a little more.
Eat a little, poop a little, eat a little, poop a little,
SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP, eat a lot, poop a little more.
Eat a little, poop a little, eat a little, poop a little,
SLEEP, SLEEP, SLEEP, poop a lot, eat a little more.
Eat a little, poop a little, eat a little, poop a little,
Sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep, sleep,

“Good-night Maddy…” (repeat).

Okay, I’ll admit it’s a lot funnier at 3 a.m. … I imagine it would work with insomniac babies, too!

Oh… If you’re still reading this, be sure to tune in to Al Kresta’s show today at 3:00 … Yours truly will be in the studio, talking about EMN!

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3 thoughts on “Advent(ures) of the Fuzzy Kind

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  1. oh goodness….you’re as nuts as I am!!

    after all, I had the TT song to the tune of Get back!

    “sonshine was a boy who really needed to TT
    TT in the potty now
    Sonshine’s mama said would you please TT
    TT in the potty now

    TT
    TT
    TT in the potty now

    TT
    TT
    TT in the potty now.

    🙂

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  2. Hi Heidi!

    Welcome the newest member of your family… How exciting!!!

    We love Aussies!!! Our Australian Shepherd is 4 1/2 years old and we love her… I will send you a picture later. She did take alot of training but it is well worth it in the end. They take about 2 years to settle down. They are very energetic! But for the most part they are GREAT with kids and family.

    When ever you want to get the kids moving just let Maddy know to “round them up”, then she’ll feel as if she has a job to do.

    Blessings to all!!!

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  3. Isn’t six weeks too young for a puppy to be taken from the mother? I didn’t get my pug until she was eight weeks and even then I thought that was very young.

    Nice poem Mighty Mom……

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