Giving up the ghost, er, dog
There are many, many things that I do well.
Thrift-shopping and drinking un-godly amounts of coffee come to mind.
Apparently I can now officially add something new to my list of “Things I’ve tried to do and failed miserably at”.
I cannot be a dog owner.
Or I should say that I can not be a dog owner while I am also a parent. I just can’t seem to find peace with it all.
Here’s the facts: We got a puppy, Harley, on Halloween. He is a beautiful golden retriever / lab mix and will be an absolutely wonderful adult dog, of this I am sure.
Here’s the rest of the facts: I am not really a dog person. It’s been a long 3 months.
On Sunday this dog will be “relocating” to live with Al, my father-in-law. We are keeping Harley in the family, we can visit him and Al can do all the work of actually being Harley’s owner. He can walk him daily, feed him lots, fight with him over slippers and shoes, worry over his walls and furniture being eaten, and clean up the hair tumbleweeds that materialize everywhere. As an added bonus, I will no longer have to mend my children’s war-wounds that Harley seems prone to inflicting during “play” time.
(I sure hope Al doesn’t read my blog. Oh, wait, he is a retired man with no internet….see why he NEEDS a dog!)
I am just a teensy bit relieved.
Ok, no, I am A LOT relieved.
Thank you, Jesus, for answering the prayer that I was too scared to pray.
Oh, and, Jesus, if you could help Children’s Aid to not read this blog as well, I would be so appreciative. We are getting so close to having our home officially opened for foster-ing and I really don’t want them to think I will do the same thing with their precious babies.
Babies are still definitely on my “List of things I do well.”