I feel like an idiot today. Last year was the year of doggie heartbreak. We had an old lady dog who was running out of time so I went and picked up a puppy from the pound. Turns out he was a hemophiliac (a bleeder). We spent more than two weeks trying to get his neuter site to stop bleeding before our veternarian was successful. Three days after we got him all fixed up he jumped out of my husband’s arms and bled into his spine. My kids went to bed with a new puppy and woke up without one. It was horrifying for my tenderhearted son. He would spend hours just sitting in the living room holding the puppy’s ashes and crying. I waited a few months before purchasing a pure bred Cairn terrier puppy – I wanted to make sure that my heart was ready and that we had a dog without genetic conditions. A few months later we lost our old lady dog and that was heartbreaking. She was an amazing pup and she had a good run.
So now I’m divorcing the puppy dropper and I got custody of the dogs. After all, they were all brought into the house by me. I’ve been in my new home for about a month and a half and my old man dog is starting to get tired. He’s having vision issues too. He is skittish and hides all day long at the top of the stairs out of reach of the now year and a half old cairn puppy. The puppy needs someone to wear her down so I’ve been wondering if a potty trained, couple year old, third dog would be a good choice.
On Saturday, my friend was telling me about this male dog who was going to the pound if he didn’t find a home. Shit. My stupid bleeding heart called the owner and said bring him here, we will have a puppy play date and see how it goes. “B” is his name and he is sweet as pie. In fact, he’s sitting in my lap as I type because apparently he’s part cat. He’s a chihuahua-pug-weenie dog mix and he’s quite the lover. Unfortunately, my old man dog is not a fan and is now pissed off at me.
Oh and the worst part, my son is in love with “B”. So if I can’t get the old man dog on board with “B”, I will have to rehome “B” and my son will be heartbroken. Ugh.
My girlfriend laughed and said you do realize that if we ever decide to move in together we’d have five dogs and two cats between us? Holy crap. We’d have to dedicate a section of the house just for the dogs and cats to live in. Maybe even get them their own King sized bed so that we can sleep at night. I proposed building a doggie jungle gym in the bonus room of the house I’m renting which might be neat to look at but we all know that doggies love cuddles and you can’t cuddle if you’re in another room. Ugh again. But you know we just started dating, I’m pretty sure moving in is not in our immediate future and we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. Gotta go take them all outside again…