For so many years, I was momma’s best boi (I still am, let’s be honest). But a few weeks ago, she brought home a new pup. She doesn’t have any hair on her body and only a little on her head, so I think this one is a hooman pup. That’s okay, though, because she is heckin’ cute.
My mom has been trying to get the tiny hooman to sleep for a few hours now and is just about ready to pull her hair out. I figured I’d try my paw at getting her down for a nap so I can help my mom a bit.
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Alright, tiny hooman, the pup is in power now. It’s time for you to go night nights because our mom needs a nap. She’s a very tired lady!
Go to sleep, go to sleep, go to sleep little hooman.
In the morning when you rise, there will be lots of squirrels outside!
Back when I was just a little pupper, my mom used to sing that to me. It always worked and put me right to sleep! Maybe she will fall asleep with some facts about puppies versus humans?
Did you know that pups need 18-20 hours of sleep a day? That’s just a bit more than hooman babies, which usually sleep about 12-16 hours a day.
I think this one is malfunctioning though, because she just won’t sleep!
That’s a heckin big yawn from such a little hooman! Maybe my facts about puppies are working? Hmm… let me think of a few more interesting tid bits for this tiny tot.
Oh! I know one (I just learned this). A major difference between puppies and tiny hoomans is feeding. Mother pups will feed their babies for up to six weeks, and then shortly after that, they are ready to go on to their new homes or stay with their moms.
Human babies are different, and my mom told me the doctor recommended she breastfeeds the tiny hooman for at least one year but preferably up to two years. That’s a lot longer than puppies!
Tiny hoomans also stay with their parents for longer. Us pups are ready for new homes around 8 weeks, but tiny hoomans will grow and stay with their parents until 18 years old (and sometimes they will stay with them for much, much longer).
Ah, it looks like the little one is finally asleep. Sleep tight! Don’t let the squirrels bite!