Friday, January 18
I ended up taking today off. The puppy had me up half the night and I had a headache this morning, so I said the heck with it. I slept on the couch last night so I could easily let him outside. Of course, the last time he actually went to the bathroom outside was right when we got home last night, so, in retrospect, I'm not sure why I was so concerned with that. Tonight, he'll be tethered to the bed. We haven't progressed to the crate yet. Once we get to that point, things will be looking up around here.
Buster's doing well. This house training thing is going to be a pain, though. Winter is no time to get a puppy. Besides the fact that Jake or I has to go outside with him, he's not all that interested in standing in the cold snow.
Jake's off school today and Monday, so that was kind of good timing for this puppy thing. He'll probably be tired of playing with Buster by that point but at least I'll get some relief from my puppy duties for these 4 days.