One of the things we resolved to do when we came back to Batam (from Melbourne) was to buy a dog. We wanted to get serious about investing in our happiness (as a family) and all 3 of us agreed a dog was one of the best ways to go.
Meet the newest member of our family: 2 (almost 3) months old Loki ❤️
We got him a little over a week ago. My husband clearly wanted the show-off factor, so he went for a Siberian Husky. Not that I’m complaining 😀 I’d be lying if I said Loki’s looks didn’t steal my heart.
That said, it did take me about 3-4 days to really take to him. He’s so energetic, and not yet house-trained so he was (still is, but he’s somewhat identified his ‘corners’ now) doing his business everywhere around the house, aside from chewing and biting on anything that would catch his curiosity.
I’m almost 7 months preggers, so stooping down to clean after Loki was a source of stress. Even more so since I obsessed about my clean, shiny tile flooring, that now is rife with paw prints.
I wanted to return him to the pet shop (I know! 😔) except for the fact that if I had insisted on it I would have greatly disappointed my daughter and husband. So I let go of my visions of perfectly shiny floors and a house that smelled clean and fresh 24/7 (well, we’re not exactly stinky either but when you get inside the door you’ll know there’s a dog in the house 😁). My daughter also stepped up to help take care of Loki, which really impressed me.
I am genuinely very fond of Loki now and am glad I’ve come to my senses. I really do want my home to be a happy place and, for me, the warm welcome of a wagging tail, a lolling tongue and wide, eager eyes support that goal much better than a bowl of goldfish 😇
I’m not deluded either – I know this is just the beginning of a beautiful but rocky adventure. After all, dogs have their own personalities, need a lot of patience and discipline and – Huskies are intelligent (not to mention, escape artists). But for now, our house is indeed a lot more cheerful with naughty Mr Poo-piddle running playfully around 😊