Can I be honest with you guys?
My dogs are driving me crazy.
I am so, so mad at them, mostly all of the time.
It gives me a head ache
I should mellow out, I know.
Or, take more care to discipline them.
But I have no energy for it.
We need Cesar Millan to come.
Except, not really.
He would require us to put work into the dogs.
And some of my wishes require pixie dust or some such magic.
Like, how do you get them to stop pooping in your yard?
What I'm really mad about lately, though?
Our "good" dog has turned all rebellious on us.
When I came into this family, I established some strict rules about where he could go.
No bedrooms allowed, no furniture, no area rugs.
He's smart & learned quickly.
But lately, he doesn't care.
He started going into the kid bedroom sometimes,
when he was feeling lonely, I guess.
He began going onto the area rug, every time we left the house.
It bugged me. But I tried to keep my cool.
Now? It has gone beyond. Way beyond.
It is like he is trying to take over our entire household.
I think he wants to be the master.
He is now marking my living room furniture.
Every place where he is not allowed, he is marking as his.
First he peed on the rug.
He then peed on his favorite chair to sit on when we were gone.
So much so, the chair gave me a head ache & made me want to throw up.
I tried & tried to get it clean & finally had to just get rid of it.
We recently discovered two more furniture pieces he has marked.
NO WAY. He thinks this is his house.
I am terrified that he will come into my bedroom & pee on my bed.
No more dogs in the house anytime we are away or asleep.
You may wonder how I can be so upset with little doggies,
when I have 4 tiny kids making messes.
Am I not accustomed to such things?!
Potty training accidents, diaper blow outs & all that jazz, right?
Many reasons can be named.
One- I love my kids.
Another- I have hope of them learning to do better someday.
Plus- baby poop is not as gross as dog poop.
And? I still do cry over things like spilled milk.
My patience level with my dear little ones has much room for improvement...
Oh! And, it is so simple to wash a babe up in the tub.
You'll never see me tossing a dog into my bath tub.