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Friday, July 11, 2008

Little Snotprints on the Window Pane...


Little snotprints on the window pane
Gone tomorrow
Never troubling me again

Okay, so maybe that poem was about "little fingerprints". And maybe my grandmother just made it up, even though she swears it's real and that she just can't remember the title. It is still very poignant and very true.

My dogs are two of the most obnoxious, ill-mannered, destructive maniacs that were ever born. They have cost me a fortune in home repairs and shoe replacements, not to mention the expense of just feeding two hundred pounds worth of dog. They jump, dig, chew, bite, and just generally act a damn fool. Gus was actually expelled from obedience school.

That being said...

I still love them so much that I actually stayed up half the night crying into their fur, because of a little book called Marley and Me.

Thanks, Dad. Great read. I'll have my therapist send the bill to your house this week.

I am officially a member of the Bad Dogs Club. I am one of those people who doesn't care how bad my dogs act. I still love them like children. And it's a good thing, because in anyone else's house they probably would have bought themselves a one-way ticket to the pound.

Sunday. 12:30. It all comes to an end.

Bark Busting is about to begin.

I fully intend on giving this dog training my all, if not for the fact that it is costing me half a paycheck, then for my own personal sanity. However, if at the end of the day they are still delinquents, I will love them anyway.

We have them for such a short while. They give us their loyalty, their love, and their undying friendship...no matter how we treat them in return.

And then they're gone.

So, I'll keep hiding my shoes in the closet. I'll share my bathroom with the cats, so the litter box will be behind closed doors. I'll replace the vacuum cleaner once a year. I'll keep looking out the window through a film of snot.

It's all a very small price to pay.

If you can't understand that...

get off my planet.

1 comment :

FrassyMommy said...

what a beautiful pic of Gus...he almost looks civilized...