Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tuesday's Tribute: Puppy Love

I figured I should pay tribute to my husband today, as this may be the last time I can come up with anything nice to say for a while. In fact, I may not make it through this post. 

Let me just tell you that there is no one on this earth that is better suited for me. He makes me laugh, he loves to gossip, and he capitulates on a regular basis... We really are soul mates. Wait, can you want to murder your soul mate? See? The anger and frustration have already taken over and I can't control my words any longer.

Here's the deal: My wonderful husband is a dog freak. But not just any kind of dog, which, to me, is kind of elitist and dogist. He looks down upon cute, eternally puppy-like, small dogs, and loves big, sloppy, messy, drooly dogs. Gross. Right now, we have one of each, which sort of works out fine. Let's just say, I've come to terms. 

Well, now, he has big plans to bring another dog into our home. We are already borderline weird, dirty, dog people. The fur tumbleweeds are everywhere, and you all know how I feel about having to feed the animals on a daily basis. It just doesn't seem right. What would they do in the wild? Don't tell me they wouldn't skip a meal every now and again.

Anyway, there are many reasons this is not a good idea. We like to travel, and boarding two dogs is expensive... so just imagine three! And please, you know who will be the one training it!

This is all just too overwhelming to even type. I'm going back to bed. But please, play along so I will have something else to think about when I awake.

Tuesday's Tribute
Yet Another Jay and Deb Production.





32 comments:

CaJoh said...

I found it rather funny that my father was the one who got the dogs, and it was my mother who wound up taking care of them.

Sera said...

We don't have any pets at the moment, but I definitely concur that I would rather have a small, puppy-ish dog than a big old slobbery one. I'm just not that much of a dog person. I hate the butt sniffing. I feel so violated by dogs. Show me a cat and I'm a happy girl.

angie said...

I'm thinking of the extra dog poop you'll have to clean up and I'm shuddering for you. My husband REALLY wants a dog, but I WILL NOT capitulate on this one. I REFUSE to clean up and take care of one more being than I already do, even if they are cute. :) I'm pretty sure my husband knows that if he brought a dog home it would be the straw that broke the camels back. :)

mommaof4wife2r said...

cracking me up!!! i love it! hubs and me, well, we don't like our dog, but one of our kids is in love with that smelly, barking mess of a dog. booo.

Kacey R. said...

LOL You are too funny! The fur tumbleweeds crack me up! I have something for you at my place. Come by when you wake up. :D

Soxy Deb said...

Oh hell no! That's why I didn't have a third kid.

Girl, put your foot down on this one. No more dogs. They are a lot of work and freakin way expensive to board. Uh-uh. Tell him it's you or the dog. Well, only if you think you'll get a favorable response to that one.

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Good luck with that. LOL

We are dog people too...but currently with no dogs. Hopefully by summer we will be gettin a puppy, then you and I can exchange puppy crap stories, ok?

jill jill bo bill said...

I thought I had a connection with your hubby. We had a bloodhound and let's just say, Ellie May I am NOT. Tell him I will trade you for Andy. He slobbers when it's cloudy.

Eudea-Mamia said...

Girl, this is why I do not have ONE! Oldest wants a dog so bad. I told him I would think about it when Youngest is potty trained.

I'm not cleaning up after two!! To hell with three.

Sorry, did that take your mind off of it?

Go stare at Nigel some more. Shhhh, there, there...Nigel will make it all better.

Kristina P. said...

My husband wants a big, slobbery, English Bulldog like you wouldn't believe. I actually think they're adorable, but we don't have a yard right now.

Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

Yo had me at "Fur & Tumbleweeds". I think this is one for Dr. Jay and his analytical skills of men vs. women. Soul mate vs. murder? LOL you are killing today smalls.

My kids have their little hearts set on getting a lab puppy.. I just remember the expensive shoes that got chewed and furniture that got trashed last time. NO - not now.

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

funny - I'm not a dog person - we have ONE doorstep!

And - we can no longer travel b/c we have been through 2 kennels and 2 dog sitters - something ALWAYS happens and our dog is a freaky mess for weeks/months!!

Jenners said...

Deb--You have a problem.

One dog = lots of work, attention and mess.

Two dogs = Even more work, attention and mess.

Three dogs = You may be shut down by the Health Department and carted away by the Mental Health workers.

Rules of Thumb: Number of kids should not exceed number of dogs. Number of dogs should not exceed number of adults in house.

{Katie Lane} said...

I'm not a fan of dogs, luckily my hubby is starting to see my side. Good luck!

Under the Influence said...

I am SO NOT a dog person, especially if they are jumpy, slobbery, noisy and shed a lot. And I think that is the majority of dogs. WAY too much work for me, and yes, it would be me to do the work. I didn't even mention the poop issue and cleaning that shit up. Yikes.

jori-o said...

Oh, heavens to betsy girl! My hubs got one dog and I swear on all that is holy and sacred we will never have another dog. As soon as this one is gone (is it wrong for me to secretly hope it will run away??) we are so done. with. dogs.

Bee and Rose said...

Husbands are such stinkers! My hubs actually likes the little doggies. Why is it that we (the women of the world) are always cleaning up the dog poo?????

stefanie said...

Does he want a big black dog with the softest coat ever? Cuz I know where to get one if the Obamas turn mine down.

Young Momma said...

Want me to send you my Pit Bull?? I can do it now. :)

Tabitha in Bliss said...

We have a little dog (Dachshund) and I would probably kill hubby if he brought home a big dog of ANY kind.

Caitlin said...

Oh man, that sucks. I DEFINITELY vote no on three dogs. My husband tried to con me into getting a puppy this past Christmas "for my son." whatever, He's ONE! So, I put it off a few years I hope.
Good luck- I'm rootin for you!

Heather of the EO said...

I'm the most selfish person on the earth because I keep forgetting about Tuesday's tribute and I even wrote about how life isn't all about me...wow. lame-o.

sigh.

That's just dumb. Three dogs is 2 too many dogs in my book. How you wrote about it on the other hand is not dumb. I love your hilarity.

I hope you can somehow survive. That's just too many creatures...

Beth said...

I am a dog person, too. But only to one dog at a time. The dirt and chaos from more than one might make me move out.

Good luck with that dog training. At least the dogs are easier to train than the husbands.

Jenn@mylifewiththecrazies said...

Oh Deb... we r two peas in a pod... my hubby would have 3 or 4 if I allowed it... which I clearly dont... we currently have 2... (puggle and big... huge...hairy... lab)I symapthize with the fur tumbleweeds!

kel said...

We are borderline dirty dog people too! I've got the little loveable lap dog and the huge, drooling messy one. And now I want another one!

Missy said...

Great post! My husband also likes to gossip and is quite in the know! It's great that your DH is an animal lover- they make better lovers!~

Ginger said...

I love dogs, but I know what a hassle it is when you want to go somewhere. We just have one, but when the kids all come for a visit and bring their pups, we have a total of 7.
Someone needs to help you take care of them, though.

Brenda Jean said...

Another dog. Hmmm...a big slobbery dog. I think he will owe you. Owe you BIG. Take advantage of that. Think carefully, and lay out your demands. BAHAHAHAHAHAHa

Tabitha ~ Uplifting said...

You ROCK!!
Thank you for following our blog!!

Tabitha

texasholly said...

NOOOoooooo! OMG. Why is love so hard?

Beadiful Things said...

We have a cat and when he shuffles off this mortal coil, he will NOT be replaced. My kids are my pets now.

Harlene said...

Oh Deb, now I have a crush not just on you, but on your hubby as well.

You have noticed Dieter, right? I am actually planning his 1st birthday party for next week. You and your canine companions are invited. At 12 months he's now over 145 lbs and still under the impression that he's a lap dog.

Love me my big dogs!