Victor is my first dog, and while I was prepared for most of the things dog owners need to do (pick up poo, walk the doggie, pick up more poo, feed and water the doggie, pick up poo, watch the doggie mark everything, pick up poo, etc.) it has been a bit more work getting Victor to stay calm enough near Saru-chan so that they can at least stare at each other through the baby gate. Makes me almost wish that the baby gate were solid, so he could hear her and smell her but not see her.
That's not to say things aren't going well. He's mostly calm, but the longer he sees Saru-chan the more he wants to go to where she is. Her platform we moved today, because she wasn't using it with him in the living room. Her food will be moving soon too, so she doesn't have to run the gauntlet past the baby gate to where her food is in the kitchen. It's just not fair for her when he is so excitable. Poor Saru-chan.
Needless to say I'm getting plenty of exercise right now. I don't know how often Victor needs to be walked, but I'm walking him in the morning around 6 a.m., again at 3 p.m. (which is when we'll hopefully have a dog walker when I go back to work) and again before I work on dinner at 7 p.m. My legs work and hopefully when there is less snow on the ground I will be able to go back to running. I would love to have a better showing this year in the Boston's Run to Remember in May and the Applefest Half Marathon in September.
With all of the Victor Walking and Victor Playing and Saru-Chan cuddling, there has not been as much knitting as normal. I'm hoping to finish the Noro Scarf this week along with a pair of other scarves (one of which needs to be measured for length and then bound off). I guess that will be what my small amount of television time will be for and my commute. Yeah, commute!