I’m not sure why, but my entire family has been missing Reilly very hard this week. Yesterday, I dusted his commemorative dog bowl. His collar had dust on it and when I grabbed the leather lotion and a cloth… I just started crying. When my son came home, he said to me, without me having mentioned a word to him about my feelings, “Mom, I really miss Reilly today for some reason. I’ve been missing him all week.” My husband voiced similar feelings while cooking dinner and fending Mugen off of his pant leg. At one point, he bent down and put an arm around Mugen and said, “I’m used to there being a dog under foot, but you’re supposed to stay on the ground and sniff at the edge of the counter and then sit and wag your tail at me… and then I’m supposed to give you a piece of chicken when Mom’s not looking.”… [Read More]
So I got up on time this morning.
Son got up on time.
Hubby took daughter to school and I took son to school and up to this point, everything was totally ok.
I get the son to school and I come home to discover that hubby has left me with the oatmeal that I do not eat for breakfast… and no other breakfast supplies. I checked the board where we write down the stuff we’re out of before I left because I pass 2 grocery stores and several breakfast establishments on the way back from taking the son to school. I also checked the pantry, just in case.… [Read More]
It started at the end of August. I hadn’t even thought of adopting a second dog yet. Mugen had been home for just under a month at that point, and I had no idea that anything this heart wrenching was going to happen. I was wrapped up in chocolate Lab puppy dreams and sweet puppy kisses.
I didn’t know anything at all.… [Read More]
I know that not everyone wants to know this, but it is important to my story. See… I am PMS’ing this week. My PMS is brutal. My husband wants me to get on medication for it, except they can’t put me on medication for it (I have adverse reactions to birth control and all those warnings that they say women shouldn’t be or do when they’re on the pill… I do or am almost all of them).
This is Mugen’s second run-in with me on PMS.… [Read More]
In my excitement over being a new puppy parent, I have been freaking out over the dumbest things. I was exasperated by his endless chewing. I was frustrated by the biting of my fingers and hands. I was going insane over not being able to wear my favorite shoes because he kept chewing on the things… and I got a GREAT deal on these Dansko sandals… and I will not find such a deal again if I end up having to replace them.
It was killing me.
I was losing my mind. … [Read More]