Saturday, January 13, 2007

The dog

Mom wants me to share about our adventures with a dog. I am not loving this btw! Let's see it all began back in Denver when my little girl was crying and pleading with me to get a dog. She so genuinely wanted one. How could I say no? I told her once we were all settled in New Jersey we'd get a dog. We moved here in July. I put off getting the dog as long as I could.

Finally in November after Thanksgiving we went to the SPCA to look at dogs. There we met Taz. He's an 8 year old Chocolate Lab who needs to lose some weight. He is gentle and sweet with the kids so we took him home. The issue with him is.... he stinks. I mean it. My mom thought I was exaggerating (Ok, I do that from time to time) until she came to stay with us at Christmas! She found out how much he smells.

I couldn't take it anymore. He'd had his teeth cleaned and had a bath. The bath just put perfume over a stench. I took him back to the SPCA to get checked out. He has an ear infection, which can smell, and he has a hard time keeping his butt clean. Great, another butt to wipe.... grrrr. So, the ear infection is gone but the smell isn't. We clean his tush once a day and the smell isn't gone. I can not handle this. Monday he goes to the vet. If the vet can't help, I just can't keep him. The only thing that has saved his smelly ass so far is the puppy eyes and floppy ears.

There you have it. Our adventures in dog land. I'll keep you posted on the putrid stench....


Amy said...

I'm really glad to see you blogging - it's so nice to be able to keep up with what's going on with folks this way.
I can not picture you with a dog... let alone a smelly dog! Hope things work out for poor Taz - I guess now we know why he was at the shelter. ;) How do the kids feel about the stench?

woman at the well said...

I'm really sorry to hear about the doggie smell problem, um, lingering. She's really not exaggerating, but I'll bet the kids don't even notice it.
Now, I'm trying to talk her into getting a fun puppy that can "grow with the family." You see, I love dogs and we had dogs when she was growing up - I've done my best :)

Samantha said...

Welcome to blog world!