No More Table Scraps!

My boys learned a very valuable lesson yesterday…DO NOT FEED THE NEW PUPPY TABLE SCRAPS!!!  They thought it was funny to sneak food under the table to Pilot without us knowing.  Well, poor little Pilot ended up getting sick in the middle of the night.  She pooped and threw up all over our family room carpeting!  We took her to the vet just to make sure she was fine since she’s only 14 weeks old.  Happily, she got a healthy check up and is back to normal!  Just no more table scraps for her sensitive little tummy.

Now onto our poor carpeting… Oh, my gosh, the mess was so bad that we thought we were going to have to replace it to get the stains and smell out.  Luckily, a friend of mine recommended a carpet cleaning company near us called, “Rockford Carpet Cleaning”.  These guys are fantastic!  If you are in the Rockford, IL area, definitely check them out at  They were super friendly, came out the same day, worked their magic and our carpet looks good as new!  That just saved us tons of cash having to replace it.  And the last thing I want to do is get new carpeting with a new puppy in the house!

We started working on trying to potty train Pilot, too.  When she’s not sick from people food, she does pretty good!  She has had a few accidents, besides the bad carpeting one, but they’ve all been on the laminate flooring, so there’s a plus!  She piddles a little bit when she gets excited.  It’s actually really cute, unless it’s on your feet!  Hopefully, it won’t take too long for her to get the hang of it.  I forgot, though how much puppies chew on things!  She chews on shoes, furniture, the boys’ toys, blankets…you name it!  Pretty much everything she can find, but her chew toys and bones.  That figures!  We definitely have to puppy proof our house better.  Kind of sucks too, since the boys are older, we really got used to not having to have our house baby proofed anymore.  We can leave stuff out on the floor, don’t have to have baby gates and cabinet door locks, etc.  Well, not anymore I guess!  Pilot’s worth it, though.  The boys just love her.  She’s gotten them to cut back on playing with their tablets and TV time.  That probably won’t last when the newness of having Pilot wears off, but I’ll take it for now!