These are our dogs, Max(black one) and Molly(brown one). They were our children long before children...and we love them. I choose this post to vent to all those who have inside dogs that require upkeep and you just can't bear to give them away are make them outside dogs...Here goes...
This week, I picked our dogs up from the kennel, and they did not get a chance to give them a bath because the worker pulled out her shoulder the day before. I decided not to pay another 60 dollars to get them bathed, because it had already been $264.00 to have them boarded over the Thanksgiving holidays...this was a mistake. It was too cold to bathe them outside, so I had to hoist these big dogs over the bathtub wall in our guest bathroom and bathe them. Unfortunately we do not have a sprayer on our shower in there, so I had to rinse out all of the soap by dumping bowlfuls of water over them until they were rinsed. By the time both dogs had been bathed, the drain was clogged with hair, and the walls were coated in a fine layer of hair from all of their shaking off... and our house smelled like wet dog for about a day an a half.
The next morning, the kids allowed me to sleep until about 7:30 and I got downstairs and told Ben to go into the playroom...he responded, "Mommy, there is something shew whee in here." The only room downstairs that is carpeted in our playroom and of course, Molly had had a huge bout of diarrhea all over the carpet. So I had to clean than before I fed the boys. Then yesterday, I discovered that the dogs had been all over my bedding and one of them must have had gas or something, there was a fowl smelling juice that had leaked from one of their hind ends, all over some of my pillows and bedding..so that entails much more laundry to do today. Not to mention that I vacuumed the whole house on Tuesday afternoon, only to wake up Wednesday morning and the carpet was so covered in dog hair that it looked like it had been 3 weeks since the last vacuum. Then this morning, I got the stroller out of our shed to take the boys on a walk, only to discover that from the shed to the driveway, I had accidentally ran the stroller through a pile of dog poop and it was now all over Ben's shoes and the bottom of his jeans because he had put his feet up on the wheel!! I guess that about covers it! I do love them both, which is why I can't bear to get rid of them, and I am afraid if we made them outside dogs, they would always be filthy...but for those of you who have kids or not and are thinking of getting a dog...think "small dog" and only one!! Or this week could be yours!! Have a great weekend!!