Life Would Be Easier Without Dogs. But I Like A Challenge.

A couple of days ago I found myself thinking life would be easier without dogs. Lana ate my work heels – these cute but pretty comfortable black Nine West wedges. I’d been wearing them every day, but when I went to dinner I forgot to pick them up off the ground. By the time I came back, there was no hope. I don’t even think a cobbler could fix them.

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So, completely furious, I went to my boyfriend’s apartment. By the time I came home, Brody had gotten sick in his crate. I dragged the crate, including Brody, to my bathroom door so we could bathe him, and as the tub was filling, he threw up. Meaning, that mixed with… well, what wasn’t vomit. Worst. Mess. Ever.

Another brown stain on my carpet and some more vomit on my shoes and keys (I accidentally knocked them on the floor, what great timing), and I was pretty tired of dogs. Now, it’s not his fault he felt sick, that happens. Especially after heartworm treatment. But still, for a while I was trying to figure out why it was I insisted on having a revolving pack of dogs in my tiny apartment.

And then I ran across some pictures from a couple of weeks ago. Brody had been getting his treatment in Gainesville and Lana and I headed to a lake with some of our best human friends and their dogs. It was a blast, aside from the slight sunburn I got.

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From this angle it’s a little hard to see, but on the left is Maggie the Pit bull from¬†Temporary Home, Permanent Love and the middle two pups are Circus and Nala from Unsaid Yet Understood!

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The dogs had a blast together!

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And it was nice to see my friends, too. Though since I’m moving in a week, I’ve hung out with all three of my amazing co-workers/bffs (one not pictured here) more than normal. lately.

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And of course the dogs love some human company.

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And Lana learned she really loves swimming.

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It was a pretty awesome weekend.

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And that’s why I love my revolving pack of dogs. Days like that more than make up for my disturbing familiarity with stain removal techniques and my sad lack of shoes.

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So this week in between stressing about packing and finding an apartment for Mike (that I will share when I come back from my internship in six months), I will count on my dogs to keep me laughing. And I will continue to be grateful for the friends I’ve met and/or grown closer to because of our shared passion for rescue.

11 thoughts on “Life Would Be Easier Without Dogs. But I Like A Challenge.

    • My goodness! And I thought two was a lot! Keep up the good work, I’m glad you’ve found three wonderful dogs who make you happy. =)

    • It was at Lost Lake. It’s technically not open right now (something about re-paving the parking lot) so you can either wait until later this summer or go and not get caught! lol we did actually get caught, but we didn’t get into too much trouble. =)

  1. Yep, I’ve been there. We have three dogs and I’ve lost shoes, many shoes. I don’t bother buying toys for “strong chewers” because it’s just throwing away money. And it is taking forever to convince our youngest not to jump on us.

    I want a vacation. I want to go to Hawaii. But I have to also budget for someone to come stay with our dogs, because I don’t like the boarding facilities nearby. But I can’t even think of life without them and I know that someday I’m going to miss their muddy paws.

    • No kidding! She’s the first strong chewer we’ve had before, so it took me a while to realize toys weren’t worth it.
      And I definitely get what you mean. Boarding facilities make me nervous because Lana can be a jerk. If she’s not well supervised, she will do something stupid.
      What a lovely sentiment: ‘I’m going to miss their muddy paws’. I think that’s just about perfect. =)

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    • Absolutely! I’ve come to care far less about my possessions since I’ve gotten (destructive) dogs. The doggie love is indeed eternal. =) Thanks for reading and commenting!

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