Having a dog is something that I did not realize would be so much work. However, it is also something that has brought me so much joy. Many people think that I have gone overboard when it comes to caring for my puppy but the love that the dog shows me is something that I could not get anywhere else. So if you are a dog mom like me, these are things that you will understand:
1. Getting up early:
If your pup is like mine she is up early. She is ready to play and she just wants her momma’s attention. She wants to be right under me and has a lot to say while I am trying to get to the coffee pot and make that first cup of coffee.
2. Cuddles are the best:
In the morning Annie loves to play, however, there are the rare moments when she wants to grab her chewy and come lay on the couch while mom watches the news and drinks her cup of coffee. These are the best. At night when it is time for bed we are cuddled up in bed together (since dad works nights) and she makes me feel so safe and at ease.
3. She knows when I am feeling anxious:
Dealing with anxiety is something that has always been a struggle, having a dog has really helped. She can feel when my anxiety is high and comes and lays on me. Like mom you will be okay and I am here no matter what.
4. Car rides:
Annie loves going bye-bye. She loves to be in the car. When I leave for work the sadness on her face like what I am not going too, but mom, please, I’ll be good…. When she is in the car she lays in her seat and has the air blowing in her hair. She looks so happy and just like the princess she is. Yes, my dog lives her best life.
I have a forever exercise partner. We go for walks and play ball in the back yard. It’s a great way for me to stay in shape and Its fun to have a partner.
6. Dog store:
So now that I have a dog I spend more money in the dog store then I do in Target (Maybe I spend more money in target now because of the dog).I have so much fun looking through toys and trying to find accessories that Annie will never keep on because well she is just a giant toddler and hates anything being on her body that is not a collar. However momma doesn’t care. Yep I am still going to get the bandanna that she is going to try to rip off her neck.
7. The Vet:
Most dogs hate going to the vet. My dog loves going, however, mom is not a fan. She is always in there for one thing or another. I am starting to think she just likes going so she finds a way to go see some of her favorite people that will love on her and mom can spend $100.00 more on her. Also, my dog is the only dog that I know that has allergies, so yeah, I pay for allergy meds too.
Okay yes I have a hunting dog, however, Annie was not made for hunting. She is a princess and does not need to get dirty by hunting. In fact, my bird dog gets attacked by the birds. When they dive down at here, she just looks at them like what the hell are you doing?!!