Can The Behavior Of Two Dogs Ruin One's Inner Peace? Yes, If They're Mine!
I love my dogs! They are a great source of joy for me, but this weekend they made me really look forward to going back to work. I don't know how it happened or when it happened, but things have gotten out of control at my house. Do you know that I walk them twice a day. Other dogs cross the road when they see us coming. On my days off, I take them on adventures, hiking, running on the beach, something fun, but they always end up making me regret it. I cook them chicken and make them gravy every night. They sleep with me, cuddled up close, not allowing me to move and if I dare roll over or move a muscle, I get the growl from Jackie and the crying from Ranger. They have me up at the crack of dawn and when it is time for bed, you guessed it, I have to carry them to bed. In fact, they make me chase them as if they are doing me a favor. They bark at everyone and everything that walks by our house and even bark at my neighbors who have been next door for over 20 years when they try to talk to me. Honestly, they are very sweet and loving, I just don't get it. When Jackie knows that a dog is walking by, she immediately runs to the fence barking like someone possessed. People have told me that their dogs are afraid to pass by our house. They spent the whole weekend barking, at what, I don't know. They would just sit in front of me and bark. The louder Jackie barked, the loader Ranger would howl, yes, howl. This would go on for 15 or 20 minutes straight, several times a day. I thought that I was going mad. I love being home, but I started to find excuses to go out of the house. My only thought, my poor neighbors, if they have the windows open, what must they have to listen to. I don't know if any of you have dogs, but really, what is a girl to do? I guess just smile, shrug my shoulders, and embrace the madness. I really can't picture my life without them! C'est Ma Vie!