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I allowed my son to get a pit bull puppy for his birthday, in February. He is a good dog, but he barks at every single tiny sound he hears. I’m constantly telling him, “It’s okay” since there really isn’t a reason for him to be barking like he does. He is also a whiner. Now, the barking wouldn’t bother me if someone comes to the door he doesn’t know, or if someone is around the house that are not supposed to be, like at night or a stranger is in the yard. But…this is not the case. He’ll even bark at a butterfly or blade of grass moving. Okay, maybe not a blade of grass, but ya’ll get the idea.
The kicker to this situation is that if my sons are gone, Jake the puppy (who is more like a small horse and not puppy size at all) acts totally perfect for me. Once my sons get home though, all heck breaks loose and he acts like a totally idiot. It’s really starting to get on my last nerve.
I’m seriously thinking about sending him to classes to have him obey and behave himself. The bigger he gets the stronger he is, and I can’t hold him back if he decides to take off. Yep, seems like he is also a runner. I’m glad we rescued him, as he is a rescue pet, but some measures have to be taken to have him mind. Sure he is still a puppy, but I’m worried the older he gets the worse he is going to get also.
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While taking the dogs out this morning I stopped short at the back door and realized that it had snowed over night. Not just a little dusting either. The white stuff covered the ground and despite the sun shining, it was so cold outside that it felt like winter all over again.
Snow in April, only in Michigan. This is so crazy and it feels like it’s never going to get warm. Of course, I had to put on boots and a heavy coat, while my poor dogs were waiting (with legs crossed) to go outside and do their business. They were patient and ignored my string of not good words said with disgust of the snow and cold.
My iris, daffodils and other spring plants were bending with the snow and I felt so sorry for the fat little robins that had arrived shivering with the cold. Okay, I didn’t see the robins shivering, but I was so everyone had to be cold. It’s the rule here. Mom is cold, everyone is.
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I had what I consider an amazing experience today…maybe not amazing but something that made me very happy. The neighbors who moved in across the road haven’t been seen all winter. In fact it’s always looked like the house was staying empty. I didn’t know until today that someone was finally living in the home.
Today I was outside cleaning up the front yard from winter junk, and a lady about ten years younger than me…maybe less, walked buy with a live monkey on her shoulder. The monkey had a diaper on and was so darn cute. She said hello to me and I though she was going to walk right by, but intead she started to introduce her self to me. She told me her name while I was staring at the monkey… I love monkeys. Then the monkey took flying leap and clutched me around my neck and just stayed there sort of hugging me with it’s face in the side of my neck.
To my total surprise, the little monkey climbed up on my shoulder, started making these kissing noises and chattering, then started grooming my hair. She even took my hair pretty out and finger combed about two feet of hair. It was so cool, if truth be known. The owner said her monkey had never done that to anyone else except her and it meant she had accepted me as one of her own. So now a monkey thinks I’m family. It really was a great experience.
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With my son’s playing a show this weekend, and one of them having a new puppy, I’m elected to dog sit. We have an older dog that is my sidekick and the puppy gives him a major workout, to say the least. I don’t trust them in the house for longer than a half hour at tops. They tend to get rowdy while playing and this isn’t something good in my house full of antiques. I don’t baby proof my house and never have, so dog proofing is out of the question. They have a place they can play and rough house, it’s just getting them to stay there. However I would like to see and hear my kids play thier music at the show, as my friend’s kids are also in the band, and they play well together. In fact very well, to get paying “gigs”.
Also there is the task of going to the grocery store and leaving the dogs all alone. I’m seriously thinking about breaking down and getting a big kennel for the pup, who is bigger than my cocker now. I know he wouldn’t like it at all and when I think of the whining and the barking that he will do, well…it isn’t good.
There is a long list I have got to get done and most of it is errands and leaving the house. As far as I’m concerned my son should start taking care of his own dog, but I knew this would happen if I allowed another dog into the house, and dumb me did it. So I think it’s sort of my responsibility also. I just have to find a way to be able to leave the dogs alone at home and that movie Home Alone keeps rung through my head. Not good. LOL
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With the heavy winds and winter storms we have been experiencing here like most people around the country, it makes me concerned about our storm doors. I have to admit, they are not really doing much to keep cold air out, like they are supposed to do. Rather that is what the sales person said when I brought them.
Now I need a new storm door because I was trying to hold the dogs back while getting ready to take them out, and the wind caught the door and away it blew. It looked like something out of the Wizard of Oz. It didn’t blow very far, but the wind ripped it right off the hinges and it amazed me that it actually blew off the front porch. It bummed me out, since I had just gotten the glass replaced, so now I’ve got to go get another door.
It seems like it’s one home improvement project after another, but I guess that is some of the trials and tribulations of being a home owner. I can’t help but thing of the money that I could be saving for my gardens had I only held that door tighter, but then…such is life.
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