you do NOT want to hear the saga of the dogs we've had since jay and i first got married 13 years ago. it's long, sad, and probably would be terribly boring to most of you. although at one point i thought it was interesting enough that i started to write a book about it. i typed 38 single spaced 8.5" x 11" pages of the history of our dogs.
we used to LOVE our dogs. we were THOSE people...the ones who considered their dogs their children and couldn't fathom loving human children any more. but just as everyone told us, as soon as we had kids, the love of the dogs went downhill fast. and i mean avalanche style straight off a cliff fast.
we had two dogs when lula was born. one of them quickly was given away after she snapped at lula several times. the other dog, mollie, we kept until yesterday. she was such a sweet, easy-going little dog who we called a breathing stuffed animal. she literally just sat around all day and didn't have an aggressive bone in her body. she wasn't very smart either, but that's what made her so sweet. and she was great with the kids, which is why we kept her as long as we did.
but did we love her anymore? did we give her the attention and affection she deserved? unfortunately no. she was simply a nuisance and an extra body to take care of. the only time we noticed her was when she was annoying us...trying to steal food from the kids or scratching at her doggie door (she'd go out the door, but not come back in) or rubbing her face on our new base trim turning it brown! ugh!
so...earlier this week we hired some guys to finish the tile in our main floor bathroom before the arrival of our out of town christmas guests. when the first guy walked in and made over mollie sharing that they had a shih tzu too, i suggested that maybe his shih tzu needed a friend. anyway, long story short, both guys asked their wives if they could take mollie. yesterday mollie went home with one of them and it sounds like she settled in just fine!
be warned! if you don't really want to get rid of your dog, don't make jokes about getting rid of them! oddly, we've barely noticed her absence and the kids haven't mentioned her once...not once! so i think we made the right decision!
rip mollie. the last dog standing.