I never thought I would be writing here about my dog. But I received a post office communication about my dog today, that was not meant for me, I assume we had a substitute mail carrier today and it was meant for him. This accidently ended up in my mailbox. Apparently my dog is a menace to society.
I am not an animal lover. I take that back, I love the way animals taste. Sorry if that offends the vegans, but its true. I have never loved animals as pets. Even though we always had pets growing up, I just never was a pet person. So ask me why I have a 16 year old cat and super energetic dog. I don’t know.
When I was younger, before I was married, my cousin and I shared a house. We got a cat. My cousin cared for the cat not me. Then he got a government job, moved away and I got the cat. This cat and I were perfect for each other. She hated people. She didn’t want to be pet, she didn’t want to be held, she wanted left alone. I joked that the cat was my soul mate. Her and I just keep plugging along together, 16 years later. She is still crabby and so am I.
Everyone said get a dog, the boys need a dog. Bubba was afraid of dogs for the longest time. So we just never thought a dog was a good option for us. 3 years ago my ex and I happened to have the same day off, we were driving around and ended up at the SPCA. He says lets just look. We end up at the dog kennels and I fell in love. I have never wanted a dog. Ever. I was not leaving that SPCA without her or some sort of hold that would not allow her to be adopted until we came back with Bubba and Denver. 3 hours later, we brought her home.
I panicked at first because I had no idea how to take care of a dog. We had 2 kids 9 and 6 years old. We didn’t have time for a dog.
Turning around looking at her laying on my couch right this very minute, I couldn’t imagine not having her here. She is a great watch dog. She is very protective of the boys. And they lover her. Especially Bubba.
Now the information from the post office. In the past she jumped the fence. Twice. Only once was to go after the mail carrier. (How do dogs know they are supposed to hate the mail carrier?) My regular mail carrier had a warning notice placed in our streets’ mail for the substitute mail carrier. It said “large dog, will jump fence”. I understand that this is for the mail carriers protection. But my sweet girl, laying on my couch looking so innocent… And for the record she is not a large dog. She is considered medium.
I think this just goes to prove that she is not man’s best friend. I mean look who got her in the divorce. Not the man.
I heard a joke on the radio last week.
“The dog is considered man’s best friend because men like to hang out with friends that are dumber than they are.”
I laughed. Because my dog does not like my ex. She never has. She does not like the way he talks to her or plays with her. And she is pretty smart, I don’t think she is dumb at all. She is not man’s best friend. She is woman’s best friend. And I happen to think she is smarter than most men. And sweeter too.
She obviously is a good judge of character. The cat too. I may not like pets, but I sure know how to pick the smart ones. And obviously I am one of those ridiculous dog owners now, I made homemade dog food this weekend. Yeah even I don’t know what I was thinking…