Monday, July 10, 2006

One of those days

Did you ever have one of those days where someone pisses you off over something stupid? I did yesterday. Yes I know it was stupid but I let it ruin my whole day. Yeah, yeah, I know, get over it. In this case it was son number 2 and hubby. I'm not going to go into it but I will say that they both know they did it, they both knew I was mad and one apologized. Thank you son number 2. As much as you were a jerk, so was I. So men, here's a question for you, if you know that you're making someone mad, even if it's stupid, why do you continue to do it? Now here's a tip for you; stop doing it! It's not worth the outcome! Pheww, got that off my chest.
On another note, here's our dog Cody who somehow manages to know when I'm sad, mad or not feeling well and keeps me company. He weighs about 75 pounds and barks at toads and plays with bugs. We think he has a little cat DNA in him because he purrs when you pet him and licks his paws like a cat does. We got Cody 4 years ago from a "no kill" animal shelter. The story reminds me of a book I have. It's called Found Dogs and is just little vingettes by people and how they came to get their dogs. We were the fourth family to have Cody. His first owners were an older couple and the husband died suddenly, the wife couldn't handle the dog. She brought him to the shelter and a family took him but returned him because while he liked their cats, the cats did not like him. Next a family with small children took him. They returned him because he kept knocking them over. Well, duh, he's a big dog. So there he was back at the shelter. Meanwhile our border collie, Shelby died suddenly at age 7. We were devistated. She was sick for one week, then gone. I swore we would never have another dog. Three months later I couldn't stand coming home to a dogless house. Long story short, we took Cody (we changed his name from Tangles to Cody) but he almost went back. He needed some training and to learn some manners but we stuck with him and today, 4 years later he gets more attention than anyone in the house. I love him to pieces and can't imagine not having him. A dog is good for your soul. They love you unconditionally, always there to give you nuzzle and tail wag. Everytime you leave, even for 10 minutes they're so happy to see you when you return. No doubt about it, I'll always have a dog no matter how many times my heart is broken by them.