3: to continue to function or prosper despite : withstand
“She’s just a puppy, just a puppy,” I mutter under my breath, this New Year’s mantra.
A Jekyll and Hyde puppy I think to myself.
Her list of offenses is long; potty on the rug, eats hats and gloves, snacks on used tissues, whines in the night, runs through the house like a deranged hyena on speed, barks at blenders and pendulum clocks, and on and on and on.
She is cute though, with her pretty face and “Bunny” nickname. She is getting good at leash walking and lets us grab her toys from her mouth and her bowl from her while she eats.
“Drop it!” I yell, as I open her mouth and remove my shiny new black patent leather high heal.
“She’s just a puppy,” I mutter yet again, “I will survive the puppy years,” I say, still muttering and tossing my shoe in the trash, “even if my shoes don’t.”