I have a very weird relationship with my dogs. I think it is normal, but others find it weird.
I snuggle with them every chance I can get.
I kiss them on the mouth.
I talk to them like they are humans, even if no humans are in the room.
I want to leave social functions early because I don’t want to leave them home alone too long.
I buy them collars like it is an addiction.
I would let them lay on top of me even if I am suffocating just so they will be comfortable.
I wink at them when they wink at me. (Seriously, they wink at me.)
I just love them so much. They are the best things that have happened to Tom and I.
We took in a stray yesterday who we found at our fence. He was shivering and his paws were all bloody. We ended up bringing him in the house because with Clarksville being shut down basically due to this ice situation, we didn’t want to leave him out for who knows how long until we either found an owner or the shelter was able to pick him up. We kept him segregated from our dogs who were being territorial from about 9am until 4pm when the local shelter was able to pick him up. Tom and I took turns cuddling with him and giving him much needed attention. We spread “flyers” through Facebook, and Tom drove around the neighborhood and tried to follow the pups tracks back to his home. This poor sweet puppy just wanted a warm place to stay. If our dogs wouldn’t have been so jealous about “Carl,” we would have kept him longer. Grace and Crosby were not happy with us AT ALL though. So we sent Carl off with people who could see if he had a microchip and find his home. I almost cried though when they took him in the truck.
It makes me think about the lives that Grace and Crosby had before us. I am so glad that we are able to offer them a warm house, food, and most of all love.
They really do complete our lives. And they do things that surprise us every day.
When I was hugging the porcelain throne on Friday, Crosby laid with me the whole night. Grace came and checked in on me off and on. They are already taking this baby guard duty seriously.
While some people think it is weird that we treat our dogs like humans and real children, I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. If they are going to take care of me completely, why wouldn’t we do the same?
I just love them, and I hope that all dogs get to experience that at some point in their lives.
We always say how much we miss our dog when we are out! Pets are family in our home!
Was Carl a boxer too?! I hope they found his home.
We treat our pups like they are humans too, because let’s be real, most days they are the only contact I have. I hope when we start having kids that Kaiser and Bailey are as good of guard dogs as Grace and Crosby. 🙂
He was a boxer! We both wanted to keep him, but the realist in us knew that we would not be able to handle 3 dogs and a baby on the way.
Yeah, your relationship with your dogs IS really weird. 😉
I’ll take it!
Aww! He’s cute! Our dog is another one of my babies too. I wish my husband didn’t mind him being in the bed, because sometimes I just want to snuggle.
Haha we tried the no dog in the bed thing for one night, and we haven’t been able to look back in over 2 years. We love our doggy snuggles.
Oh, Carl! So cute. We name the dogs that we temporarily take in, too. They feel more like friends when they have names.
How sweet that your pups guard you! That’s love and dedication right there. I have the same kind of really close relationship with my dog. Stephen and I call him our furry son and refer to each other as Mama and Daddy.
Doggie babies are the best!
Yall are so sweet to love on him for the day. I really hope they find his owners! I was reading the first part and nodding to everything you said. I am borderline obsessed with Jenny and she is just my little buddy.
It’s ok to be obsessed with our furry children!
Aw they look so serious guarding you–so sweet!! I can’t wait until we’re back on the mainland and can get a dog! 🙂
Having a dog is the best!
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