Since I was a child, I've always had a dog. So when my childhood dog passed away, I have always wanted another companion to keep me company. Having a dog is a true commitment, both financially and time-wise.
My youngest son is preparing to go away to college in August, and while I am freaking out, part of me knows I will be primarily okay because I have two dog babies to waddle away my time during my newfound free schedule. Many people shudder when you talk about your animals like children, but the fact of the matter is, THEY ARE CHILDREN! I always say my pooches are from my dog-womb. As the main care-taker in this house - NO ONE ELSE LIFTS A FINGER TO TAK CARE OF THE DOGS UNLESS PAID - I feel quite motherly toward my 15 year old pit-bull and 7 year old Shih tzu....more
I'm a dog person. A shih tzu person. They are like potato chips, you can't just have one little fuzzy monkey faced dog. Two is plenty though, trust me. Once you hit three, it's kind of like hoarding, but not really. Well not unless you hit 12, which I did once when we were doing rescue....more
The other day someone said to me, "you shop for other people's new puppies the way most people shop for baby showers." Yup, I do. And, why shouldn't we? Bringing a new puppy into your family is a big deal, and should be celebrated, especially nowadays when pets are treated just like another member of the family. Making the decision to become a pet parent is a big one. It means more responsibility and in many cases a new chapter in your life. ...more
When I wrote today's date in my spiritual journal this morning, October 13th, I wondered what would be the day's most significant occurance. I love my life. I have a hard time winding down to go to sleep, and I can hardly wait to wake up. ...more
While I was browsing through photos on my computer today I happened to stumble across my all time favourite Lisen photo. It's of Lisen saying goodbye to one of her puppies. Full post at: Puppy love...more