Before Saturday, I would have never imagined there could be a puppy hell. I love puppies. The more the merrier, right?
Buster and I are house/dog-sitting for his parents while they are on a fabulous cruise and going ziplining in Honduras. How amazing does that sound? Super amazing, if you ask me. Way better than 20-degree, snowy weather coupled with a bunch of crazy dogs.
The in-laws have 3 dogs: Haley, a 9-year-old husky mix; Buttercup, a 3-year-old Golden Retriever; and Lulu, the spawn of satan. Some of you may recall, Buster and I (along with my FIL, BIL, SIL) got Lulu for my MIL for Christmas. She stayed with us for 6 days while we kept it a secret from MIL. Those days were torturous, as Kelsey (our Golden puppy) and Lulu constantly wrestled and played. It was stressful!
Apparently the in-laws have been slacking a bit when it comes to training Lulu. When she left our house, after 6 days, she was well on her way to being potty-trained. She also did not whine in her crate overnight.
Now is a different story, however. She has some accidents in the house, but not an insane amount. But she wakes up every morning at 3:30 and whines in her crate, incessantly, until we get her out. The past two nights, one of us has gone down to let her out to pee at 3:30, and then put her back in her crate. At 4:30 she starts whining and barking again. It dies down after a bit, and then she's back at it at 5:30. At this point, I might as well get up and get ready for work.
It has been 3 nights of this, and I'm feeling like a zombie today. I think tonight I am taking Kelsey back over to our place and staying there with her. I hate to leave Buster with the little devil-dog, but I have to get up early for work, and he understands that. I also have a MAJOR project due next Wednesday, so I need to be on my game!
We had our IUI on Saturday morning. Buster's count was 163 million, 63.3% motility pre-wash; and 68.7 million, 86.4% motility post-wash. I had some good O pains on Saturday, and we BD'd on Sunday morning for good measure. I feel good about this cycle. We covered our bases, I had 2 nice eggs, good sperm count...
I am not going to test until at least Monday, February 21. That will be CD28. I should probably wait until the following day though, just in case.
Today's musical enjoyment is brought to you by Discover, and entitled "Swing Tree". Enjoy! :)