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One Small Tooth for Winston, a Big Moment for Dogkind

Hey guys! It’s Wednesday again, and you know what that means – you all get to revel in an amazing story told by Moi, Winston. When we last left off, I was a sad little sap, trying desperately to find a way to relax and cure my broken heart. I’m still not 100% yet, but I hope I’ll get there someday.

But this week’s tail is not about my failed love life. No, dear reader, it’s about something even more emotional. Something so astounding and exciting and terrifying all at the same time. I can’t believe I’m about to say this out loud – I lost a tooth!

Oh, I can’t believe it. I don’t even know how to feel. On the one hand, I’m happy. This lost tooth means I’m becoming a big boy. Combined with my good-boyness, the ladies won’t be able to keep their paws off me. Plus, when my new canines come in, I’ll have even sharper teeth to fend off my enemies – namely birds, mailmen, Yorkies, and anything that comes too close to the house. Don’t even get me started on my own shadow. That dude has it coming.

On the other hand, though, I’m a little sad. Growing up is fun and all, but I like being a puppy. I like watching humans squabble for my attention and cater to my every whim. Will that stop once I’m all grown up? Will I have to start doing things for myself? Like pick up my own poop (man, I really don’t want to touch that) and scratch my own back? These are the things that keep me up at night.

To help comfort myself from this recent loss, I have compiled a list of all the different reasons why it’s important for puppies to lose their teeth. So, if you’re a puppy like me and feeling a little down about it, this list might just cheer you up.

Reasons Why a Puppy Losing Teeth Does Not Warrant a Mental Breakdown

  1. Preparing for adult teeth: Like humans, puppies have baby teeth that eventually fall out to make way for their adult teeth. This process is essential for proper dental health, as the adult teeth are stronger and better equipped for chewing and eating.
  2. Promotes jaw growth: Losing baby teeth allows room for the adult teeth to grow, preventing overcrowding and promoting proper jaw growth.
  3. Teething relief: When puppies lose their baby teeth, it can temporarily relieve the discomfort of teething (boy, am I enjoying that).
  4. Learning responsibility: Losing teeth is a natural part of growing up, and it can teach puppies that they are responsible for their bodies and health.
  5. Bonding with owners: Puppies losing teeth may require extra love and care from their owners, which can strengthen their bond.
  6. Cute factor: Let’s face it, puppies missing a tooth or two are just too darn cute! It adds character and makes them even more lovable.
  7. Training opportunities: Puppies losing teeth can be an excellent opportunity for training, teaching them to be gentle and careful with their new adult teeth.
  8. Building confidence: As puppies adjust to their new teeth and canines, it can help build their confidence as they learn to use their stronger jaws for playtime and protect themselves if needed.

So there you have it, my fellow puppies and strangely obsessed readers. Losing teeth is just another exciting and necessary part of growing up. Embrace it, enjoy it, and don’t forget to leave a little something under your pillow for the tooth fairy. Until next time, just say no to weird-smelling dog treats and keep wagging those tails.

XOXO Winston



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