Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Signs You Are A Puppy Parent...

Every room in your home is scattered with “babies” (stuffed animals), squeaky toys, and tennis balls.

Without writing it on the calendar, you know that the 11th of every month is always the day you pull every trick of the trade to get your 4-legged friend to eat their heart worm pill.

You now vacuum the floor 4-5 times a week instead of 4-5 times a month.
(Puppy paws are magnets for everything they touch!)

You empty the bathroom trashcans daily.
(If not, tissues will be shredded all over the floor like confetti!)
((Note:  See comment about vacuuming the floor!))

You constantly check, double check, and triple check to make sure all closet doors are shut.
(If not, one of your high heels may unfortunately turn into a flat!)

The number one item on your grocery list is dog food.
Every trip to Wal-Mart, Target, and Marshall’s includes a trip to the “doggy aisle.”

Dog hair is your newest accessory – and you don’t care.

Every time you get your camera out to take a picture you end up have a doggy photo shoot!

Nose art can and will always be found on your car windows and every glass door in your home.

You will discover that ice cubes and blowing bubbles are the cheapest form of puppy entertainment.

Your husband’s “no dogs on the bed or couch” rule went out the door about three months ago! 
There is no such thing as sleeping in – ever!

Date nights are cut short thanks to the guilt that comes with leaving your fur child in their crate.

Conversations with your best friend go from,
“You won’t believe the shoes I just bought!” to, “You won’t believe what my dog just did!”

Morning routines now include belly rubs, a million kisses on your fur babies head, and playing a few games of tug of war before going to work.

Evening routines now involve encouraging your puppy to “go potty” before you can go to bed.

You will smile and laugh more than you ever thought you could!
It’s amazing how these little rascals change our lives – so quickly…but all for the better, of course!

Monday, May 19, 2014

I'm Jealous Of My Dog...

 I’m having a hard time putting words to my thoughts…
The voice inside my head must still think it's the weekend.
When I initially say that I’m envious of Teddy – I think to myself that it sounds certifiably insane. 
Maybe it is...  Maybe it isn't...
That's what I'm trying to figure out...

Today is a bittersweet day. 
It would have been my Papa Jack's 83rd earthly birthday. 
He loved his birthday, mainly because he loved opening presents! 
And, strawberry shortcake!
Gosh, how I miss that man...
Teddy's mother was shot and killed right in front of him...
Did he understand what happened? 
Did he miss her?  Does he still miss her now?
Does he remember that day?

I don't think he does...

Am I the only one who would like to forget painful experiences?
Sure, the trials in life have taught me many beneficial lessons...
I also feel that I'm a stronger, deeper, more passionate person from hitting rock bottom...
For that I am grateful. 
But, the initial pain, the hurt, the grief - I'd like to forget.

Teddy will never know how cruel this world can be.
How mean people can be...
He doesn't understand betrayal and judgment. 
He's clueless to work and bills...

And when one of my parents dogs tells him to "back off "
(I'm assuming that's what a growl means), he brushes it off and goes on about his business!  
((There's a lesson to be learned there!))
He doesn't hold on to grudges or resentment...

He really has no worries!
For that, I am also grateful - because that is how his little life should be!
I mean, it is probably safe to say that the worse thing in his mind is the vacuum cleaner and lawn mower!
Sometimes, I really wish I could show him one of those Sarah McLachlan know, the ones that make us all turn the channel/cry hysterically so that he could realize just how good he has it!
Life is beautiful, painful, and awfully complicated sometimes...  
And we experience it in so many of the same ways, even if we express it differently.  
Like being jealous of your dog...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...