a dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down

(The title of my post is a quote by Robert Benchley)

Look how I’m posting on the weekend!

That should be your thankfulness for today.

Jessica gave me something to read ON A SATURDAY.

You are so welcome. I know. I shouldn’t have.

Today I am thankful for all of our fur-children – even though they drive me up the wall crazy sometimes…all the time…? Ever since we had Kellan, all of the animals took a huuuuugggeeeee backseat. Like, borderline neglect, probably.

I mean, we feed them and let them outside (dogs) and clean their litterbox (cats) and keep them up to date on vaccinations and heartworm medicine and take them to get a bath (dogs) and everything. We just don’t *play* with them as much or spend time with them like before.

Because, well, Kellan.

The funny thing, though, is that they are slowly getting more and more “involved” because Kellan LOVES them. He pets the dogs and Chloe (who is his BFF and sleeps on the bed by my feet because she always seems to want to be near him) and gets the biggest smile on his face when they walk by him.

Just wait until he’s walking, Maddie and Lexi. Just. You. Wait.

I try to be more compassionate…I try…but it is hard when so much of my energy goes to Kellan. I guess this is my reminder that the fur-children are part of my life…and Tim, Kellan and I are their whole life.

I need to remember that.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.  Josh Billings

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1 Response to “a dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down”


  1. 1 hiddinsight November 3, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Yep. Totally relate. If you were to tell me that one day I would be giving away my fur-baby because I was pregnant with my second one I would have never believed you. Then again, if you would have told me that after 14 years of marriage I would have an affair, I would REALLY have never believed you. But that’s off topic. You’re not a monster, you’re a real mom. Cheers.


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