Puppy Parents

Hellooooooooo out there! Are you still here?  Holy hiatus right?  Well I’m back with a post about my most popular subjects, the pups.  There’s nothing like saying I missed you with a slobbery faced boxer right?

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Todays post is inspired by a conversation I was having with co-workers about their kids.  Aaron and I don’t have any kids but we feel like our two boxers fill that role for us.  Well, I mentioned that in the conversation and someone said, “dogs are NOT kids.”  It made me laugh but at the same time I argued that they’re like toddlers that never grow up.  I mean they do require some of the same responsibilities that come with parenthood right?

  • They can’t prepare their food on their own
  • if they make a mess I pick it up

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  • if they’re sick we take them to the doc and make sure they get their medicine
  • I can’t leave them alone for long periods of time and if I’m going to be gone for longer than 10 hrs, they need to go to doggy daycare. 
  • Vacations?  I have to plan them around dog care or find a pet friendly hotel. 
  • If one of them happens to not be able to finish their business outside, guess who’s behind them with a napkin to lend a helping hand.  Gross but def true.  (I dare a dog owner to say they haven’t had to do that at least once! Especially with a long haired person in the household.)

Also, like toddlers, when a dog wants to play, it doesn’t care that you’re in the middle of chores or sleeping or trying to work out. 

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Good morning!  Let’s tug!

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Oh you’re doing sit ups Dad?  How about I get that sweat for you?

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Oh you’re watching a movie Mom?  How about you throw my slobbery ball while you’re at it?

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Sometimes the pups get too rowdy and then DAD has to get involved and practice his counseling skills.  Here’s Lucy looking appropriately guilty while getting a talking to.  IMAG0394

And finally just like all toddlers, pups need their naps. 

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So yes, I really do think that my pups are my kids right now.  It’s a good thing they’re giving us all of this practice too because it looks like we’re getting another little bald pup in January Rolling on the floor laughing

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Head on the left, arm curled under chin, legs curled up on the right

Have a great night!

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8 thoughts on “Puppy Parents

  1. Holy crap Sylvia – CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t even imagine how excited you must be right now!!

  2. Congratulations! (“There’s a baby in there!”) What a happy time for you and your husband! And talk about a fake out. I was reading along, nodding my head, and then bam! Baby announcement! Haha! Well done! And congrats again!

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