January 24, 2011
High Maintenance Brats
I went online to order Flea and Heartworm prevention for Zucker and Carlie this morning.
" Gawhhh… ! "
I’m just floored.
I can’t even get out of the Vet’s office without handing over $300.00 every time I take a dog to see the Doc.
And it just makes me wonder - how in the world all these people with a handful of dogs on their property manage to pay for keeping their animals properly healthy.
I couldn’t even get outta the online order for the two packs of Sentinel without forking over almost $150.00. And that was with an $8.00 coupon AND free shipping! AND - because it’s winter - I even held off on the Tic collars - another $34.00!
I guess I can feel grateful for winter keeping the Tics at bay.
And dogs will be - dogs.
You can only keep your eyes on them for so long. You have to be able to train them to stay on your property without your presence - for short periods of time at the very least.
Otherwise - you wouldn’t even be able to step back inside the house to go pee - much less anything else.
Why I worry about Carlie and Zucker taking off while I go pee is beyond me. They’re like my kids. Bringing them into my life has brought old habits back into my life. I’m no longer allowed to go pee without “ the kids “ following me.
If you’re a mother - you get my meaning.
Anyway - there is worthwhile concern about the dogs being dogs. Regardless of how special and unique my pups may be - regardless of the fact that I can tell the world my pups never do any of those really gross things other dogs do - because I never see them do things like that - we all know - they do.
They’re just like teenagers. Once Mom and Dad are outta sight… “ Hey… Game on ! “
And why should they worry? The $300 bucks won’t be coming outta their butts!
Okay - so - maybe not all the time.
at 5:57 AM