New member intro and Trying to survive puppy blues

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  1. Suzmiller12

    Suzmiller12 Registered Users

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    Hi. Name is Suzette. My hubby brought a beautiful sweet lab/Weimaraner mix to our blended family 7 years ago. We lost her a year ago this spring after he had her 14 years. He was devastated at the loss. This summer he was finally ready to think about a puppy. Enter Cooper. Cute as a button and sweet as all get out. But here I am depressed and resentful. What's wrong with me???
    I'm a teacher and I live for summer. Suddenly I feel trapped with the puppy and like my summer is over. I feel like I can't get anything accomplished and don't have the freedom to go when I want. Hubby is at work so I'm here with Cooper. I don't want to resent this sweet little guy or make my husband feel bad, but I'm struggling!
    Also having trouble uploading pictures.
     
  2. Megan H

    Megan H Registered Users

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    Welcome to the forum and you are not alone. I have felt the same way many times and so have many others on the forum. I have found this forum very helpful and it does get better.
     
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  3. Saffy/isla

    Saffy/isla Registered Users

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    Ah hi there,I felt like that in the early days with Isla,I also wanted her very much but felt trapped and out of my depth which was a bit of a shock. Lots of us on here struggled.

    I found it easier once she could be safely left in her crate for a short time,I went to a cafe down the road to me just for a quick coffee, this helped me to feel a bit more normal. I also read all the puppy posts on this forum everyday for help and it made me feel not so alone.

    It really does get better soon and maybe look forward to next summer when you can take your lovely trained dog everywhere with you.
     
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  4. sarah@forumHQ

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    Hi Suzette, welcome to the forum!

    Puppies are gorgeous but they can be very overwhelming at times, you're not alone! In fact, it's such a normal feeling that Pippa has even written about it n our main site. You can read that here if you like.

    It will soon get better, and there's a lot of sympathetic ears right here in the meantime! Please keep coming back and let us know how you get on :)
     
  5. Carrie J

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    Hi Suzette, I got my puppy in July 25, 2019. She was 7.5 weeks old. First 2 nights/days were incredible and it just went down from there. Found out she has bladder infection and bladder stones in July 29, so now it's really hard to train her because she feels like she has to go all the time, and she's dribbling all the time. Ive cried every day since July 29 (it's August 1). I've thought I have made a huge mistake. I've had 4 other dogs (which have all passed), I'm not an amateur owner, but I have quickly found I'm an amateur puppy owner.
    I unfortunately have depression and take meds, but this week has derailed me. I feel like I'm going to lose my ever loving mind.
    I ready the puppy blues article that someone linked here and every single thing that was said, is 100% spot on with what im feeling.
    I will pray for both of us to get thru this.
     

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