Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My life has gone to the Dog....

Take a good look at my latest time...monopolizer. Fiona has been fun to have around, but much like having a new baby in the house. There's the getting up at the crack of dawn to walk her, (done by me), feeding her, bathing her, (Hunnybunny does that mostly)and the cleaning of the carpets...constantly. Her first week with us, we found her with a U.T.I. I guess I'm an idiot because I wasn't aware a dog could suffer something like that. But she went to the vet, and she's on doggie amoxicillian.

Then there's the chewing, retrieving, eating paper, jumping up on furniture, terrorizing preschoolers and howling she does. The chewing I expected. Some jumping on furniture was expected, too, as she'd never been around any. But the howling...oh, how pitiful! Just like a kid, she knows how to get to you with the crying.
The picture isn't at all as bleak as I'm making it...she is a very loving dog. I'm sure that with time, and maybe obedience training, she is going to be fine. Look at that face...she certainly has endeared herself to us. And despite all of the aforementioned, we all love her to death.

So, maybe I'll be even slower to quilt. At least now I have a valid excuse...an excuse named "Fiona".

5 comments:

Debra said...

Yikes, how kids and dogs can try our patience! but they are soooo cute!

Renee said...

where better for your life to go than to the dogs? lol. as much as i'd love a dog, i just don't know if i'm up to the training and all. it is alot of work so i hope you can get some quilting time in soon. lol. she is so very cute and adoreable though. take care.

Bella said...

She looks a lot like our Dixie Belle...who makes Marley look as if he is on sedatives!

Good to see you again!

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

I am sorry but I have to laugh. I am the Mom to three dogs and one is a black lab. You are so right all I have to do is look at Crystal and my heart melts. Life with dogs does get better.

Jen said...

Congrats on your beautiful baby!! She looks so much like my little girl at that age!! Holly sends slurpies!