15 January 2010

{14jan2010: doggy daycare status}

Just a quick update on our doggy day care adventures.  Since we've gotten back from the Christmas/New Year holiday, we've been back to taking Darwin to daycare at least once a week.  This week since it's been raining, she didn't have a playdate with her brother so she got dropped off for a second day of daycare.  When we dropped her off on Tuesday, she was better about quickly getting out of the car, going into the daycare, and not getting too anxious when we left.  When Jason picked her up that night they said she was still pretty jumpy/anxious at the end of the day.  
Today we dropped her off in the morning and OMG my little girl is growing up (at least for the morning anyway)!  We got her inside and into the "air gate" area that leads to the play area, and for the first time EVER she did not jump up at the door for us or whine and instead calmly walked to the back area to go in the play area.  I WAS SO PROUD!  I was so shocked at how this puppy who was so scared to be left there for the day was now totally cool with it.  We'll see what the report is when we pick her up, but I say that's a good sign of her finally settling into the daycare routine.  WOO HOO!


  1. I'm glad to read about the progression. I have a feeling one day she's going to insist you take her to day care! :)

  2. Tell Darwin that many of us would love to go play with furiends in daycare. Although, I think my comment's too late. Darwin's got it :)

  3. To be honest, I am still unsure about daycare. I get kind of nervous when momma walks away, but then once I am with all my pals, I forget all about her (she spied on me to see for herself). But I will say that at the end of the day I cannot wait to go home.


  4. I knew Darwin would get the hang of it!

  5. That is great to hear! Maybe going 2x a week will speed up the process...Hope it keeps up!

  6. YIPPEE Darwin! It takes time huh...I totally understand.


  7. Way to go Darwin, you are growing up so fast! My brother dog Bootsie used to love going to doggie daycare, he would come home exhausted. As for me I don't get to go there but I'm glad you enjoy it.

    AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

  8. Darwin! Don't pull out of the dog pile competition! I am not sure I can match Randi either, but I will do my best and at least get points for all my hard work, right?