Monday, March 27, 2006

Some things to look forward to. . .

Of course, Mama and I are used to some of these, being dog parents already. For example, a day is not really complete without at least one discussion of his poop. The volume of poop to discuss will increase with the arrival of Baby Boy Bradstein, to be sure, but this is a well practiced conversation with us.

We have a few extras, thanks to Barky:

  • You stash lint rollers everywhere you can.
  • You reflexively brush your back and butt anytime you stand up in a vain effort to dislodge the dog fur blanket that has attached itself there.
  • As a matter of fact, you surrendered in the battle against dog fur, recognizing that you are under siege, bound to eventually be overrun.
  • You gave up on having clean couch cushions.
  • For that matter, you gave up on the belief that you own any of your furniture, given that you have to evict the dog before you sit or lie down anywhere.
  • You never walk in a straight line, being used to weaving around a weaving dog.
  • You can spot squirrels and cats at 150 yards so you can brace yourself as a defense mechanism against whiplash when your dog tears off after them, hitting the end of the leash so hard that he becomes airborne (as do you, sometimes) and is whipped around to face you.
  • You get letters of appreciation from the employees of Greenies for putting their children through college.
  • Even though you are a devout environmentalist, you always get plastic bags when you shop, even if you are buying an item that you will tuck in your pocket as you walk away from the register, and you hoard them as if they were spun from gold.

1 comment:

  1. Barky's such a cutie! I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to dog-sitting for you while you're out of town!!!