I think we have all heard that “kids say the darndest things” right? Have you ever thought about some of the Darndest things you as an adult have said when talking to or about your kids or animals? A very common saying in our house at the moment is, “Don’t eat your sister!” (I’m talking about our dogs) Sit, stay, down, off, leave it, roll over, and give me five are also pretty common things we say to our GSD’s and they usually listen.
I am very big on training dogs. I don’t care how cute your fur baby is, chances are if they are not trained, they can be an asshole. Mine can be, and they are trained. Anyway, while I am gone Einstein is in charge of continuing the daily training I put both of my girls through. I called to check on how it was going (knowing he was going to be overwhelmed as hell) I was only half listening as he complained about the difficulty of training two young dogs at the same time. (Did I mention I DO THAT EVERY DAMN DAY?!?!?)
Einstein: I’m double fisting cheerios here.
Me: What did you just say?
Einstein: I’m DOUBLE FISTING CHEERIOS HERE!!!! I am in the middle of a sit with Lady and Kitt comes up offering her paw……..
I honestly don’t remember the rest of the conversation (other than laughing so hard). Maybe he will HELP me next time I ask?
We purchased D.O.G in 2008. I was very depressed. My step daughter that I had been raising for the last 5 years decided to move across the country to live with her biological mother. I was in and out of the hospital having MS exacerbations every couple of months. I was in A. Bad. Place. Adding D.O.G. to our family was just what I needed. She was my constant companion or copilot. The MS exacerbations continued to occur every two or three months finally landing me in a wheelchair almost full time and having to use a Foley catheter. Again, I. was. DEPRESSED. I was put in a rehabilitation center for 3 months to learn how to walk again. (That is another story though) D.O.G. also became very depressed. She would not eat unless she could visit me or hear my voice on the phone. Did I mention co-dependent? My ex-husband and I decided to get a dog for D.O.G.
Buying a dog for your dog
Yes I bought a dog for my dog. I have always loved German Shepherds. They are hands down my favorite breed. A friend of the family’s German Shepherd had puppies and she said I could take my pick for $300.00. If you have ever purchased a purebred dog, you know that $300.00 is a hell of a deal. (more on that later) Thing One, Thing Two and I went to meet the puppies. Out of 12 of them we were all able to agree that Snuff was the one. The fact that we were all able to agree, MADE her the one. That and she kind of picked us.
Getting two dogs was one of the few Good Decisions that I have made in my life. Over the next few years I learned the importance of training your dogs to be “Good Citizens” or in Layman’s terms “not to be assholes”. Again that’s another story though.
Losing a pet is devastating
Snuff died in June of 2019
and I lost D.O.G. in January of 2021
I didn’t write a post about losing D.O.G. I COULDN’T write. I couldn’t sleep. I just couldn’t…well anything.