Parenting Shar Pei Puppy

A New Puppy!!

As I am sitting here putting today’s posts together, I have a little wrinkly face looking up at me from the floor.

Our new family member has not yet figured out that ‘mommy’ cannot play every minute of the day and she is currently crying and barking for attention.

When we picked Molli up on Sunday at the breeders house she was timid, quiet and very subdued. Since that time she has come out her shell – to say the least.

It has been many years since we had a puppy in the house and I had forgotten how much work the little monkey’s are.

Even though she was house broken when she arrived, Miss Molli still needs to go out every 30 minutes. She eats 3 times a day and needs endless attention because everything in the house is apparently appetizing.

Many people we have talked to think were crazy for getting a puppy because of the amount of work needed to make them a productive member of the family.

Despite this we are thoroughly pleased with the benefits she comes with.

Our two year old is as pleased as punch with our decision to add a four legged member to the household. He runs around after her for hours laughing and playing. She lets him kiss her and pull her endless piles of skin in all direction. He lets her chew on his hair, toes and fingers.

Together, they are Mutt and Jeff, climbing the stairs and exploring all of the toys that have long been forgotten.

Even though I know that there is a lot of hard work ahead and maybe some less than productive afternoons, I don’t regret adding Molli to our family for one minute.

The comraderie that I have seen between her and our son is something that cannot be duplicated with a toy or even an afternoon at a friends house.


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Lisa Arneill

Mom of 2 boys and founder of and World Traveled Family. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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