happy dog

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Yes, I know that when you love someone, you love them for who they are and not what they have.

But I can’t help but be thrilled that Neil’s got a really kickass dog. Other than the fact that she’s named Sasha (and really, I’m not a fan of human names for dogs – you’re supposed give your pets names you can’t get away with giving your children), she’s a gorgeous creatures and one of my favourite dogs on earth.

I have actually taken to calling her “the Stepdog,” so that if things go tits up, I can claim some visitation rights.

While I’ve been a dog person all my life, and my parents have always had dogs while I was growing up, some of the strange things she does take a bit of getting used to:

-She has a knack for laying exactly where I’ll trip over her in the middle of the night.

-She hardly ever barks. Except for at 4:00am in my strictly “no pets” building.

-She delights in taking two craps when I’ve only brought one bag.

-She tries to join in the fun when Neil and I are gettin’ busy.

-She likes to lick the water off of freshly showered legs (creating the need for another shower).

-She tries to lick the wet spot on the sheets. Yes, that wet spot.

Despite all that, I’m still totally smitten by her. How could you not love that face?

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7 thoughts on “Benefits

  1. Gwen

    I miss The Dog who came along as a package deal with The One. You become an instant family and *look the part*, too, when you’re out taking a stroll together. Practice parenting on a pet first, as they say. And that part where the dog gets nosy when you’re getting busy, is just the funniest – The Dog would be all concerned that my guy was hurting me…. =P

  2. gillian

    Ewwww licking the spot? I’m grossed out.

    My previous cat sorta tried to join in on the hot human action at times, but only at the beginning. Then she’d sit on the side of the bed and watch. And dig into the bed with her claws and hold on for dear life while things got rocking. Luckily the current cat has no such interest, but she does like to jump on the bed and curl up next to me as soon as the bf’s got up to use the toilet.

  3. cara

    ok, um, should maybe have been prefaced as any entry not to read while eating supper. sounds like a cool dog regardless of her licking habits.

  4. donna

    I had a ferret try to climb into bed with me once. I now have a strict rule of no ferrets out of their cage during That Sort Of Thing if they know how to Climb Beds. yeah.

    Thankfully, the current ferret is far, far too lazy & blind to even attempt it.

  5. Kim (the other Kim)

    Just wanted to say hi 🙂 I found this blog from Niel’s blog a while ago and bookmarked it because it was so much fun to read. I’m so happy for you two ^^ Pat Sasha for me.

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