“My dogs are just like my kids” I used to say. I loved them like I thought one loves a child. I spoiled them, cuddled them, babied them, missed them… they were my world for 4 years.
Until he came.
I am always angry with one of them. I mean, do they not see this baby resting over here on my lap? Why would you want to wake him? And have I mentioned that Brady’s cries send Mosley into a total panic, complete with high pitched howls? That noise is one I could live my whole life never hearing again.
We love our dogs though and I want our kids to grow up with animals and learn to appreciate them and be respectful of them, so the dogs aren’t going anywhere. They are still part of the family and still bring a little something to this place… even though sometimes I can’t quite remember what.
First published in October 2010.