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Monday, November 22, 2010

It's A Dogs World

I have a friend that I call Roach who swears it's all about the animals. She has 2 dogs and 3 cats. She'll tell me that people will disappoint you but the animals never will. Animals are always happy to see you, always love you no matter what. Whether you are angry or sad, rich or poor, black or white - it doesn't matter to your pooch.

They don't care if you are cool or if you are famous. Your little fur buddy just loves you for you, something that is so rare in this world. I know when I come home I always have someone that is happy to see me. Charlie always knows how to make me feel better. I think she may be on to something. And in case you are wondering, yes, Roach is her term of affection. All of the friends have their "name". It means I love them.

Here are some of the benefits to living with just you and your pups:

1. You don't have to stress about whether those rude friends of yours are going to RSVP to your parties, which you know invariably they won't since etiquette is a dying form.

2. You don't have to worry about whether or not you will get invited to your friends parties, which after seeing that you aren't you realize that your thoughts of friendship may now be one sided. Hhhmmm.

3. Drama. You remain drama free. This is by far the biggest perk of an "it's just me and the dog" world. Drama seems to follow certain people even though they don't ask for it. I am one of those people.

4. Less stress. It's proven that pets lower stress. Less people also means less stress so this is a double whammy.

I could go on with the great perks to a people free existence but I'd run out of space. Ok, I know we need some people. I'm taking applications. Me, well of course I'm in. I'll let Mike in too. My Roach, yes, she's a given. We get it. We know that our pooches are our babies. We treat them as such and that's how it should be. Why else get a pet?

Take my little munchkin for instance. Charlie is living large. He's our little tyke. Everyone loves him. He comes to NYC with us where his grandparents fight over who sleeps with him. He has allergies and must be on a special raw food diet so we give him duck and cook him veggies each week to mix in with his meat. He also can't have gluten so as a treat he gets cupcakes made with peanut butter frosting and apples and carrots. Anything for our little guy. But why wouldn't we take great care of someone that brings us such joy? It's our job to do the best we can when we take on the care of anything especially when it's someone that relies solely on us.

One of the best parts to living in a dog's world is the snuggle fests that we have every day and night. A little trickier is which one of us gets him. Sure, sometimes we share but I'll admit sharing can be overrated. Nothing is nicer that the feeling of a warm little body nestled on your lap as you settle in to watch TV.

Even better is that warm little body nestled in your arms as you pull the covers over yourself and say goodnight. You can forget about all of the negative things that might have happened in your day and for that moment it's just you and your pooch. Or in my case it's just me, Mike and Charlie. Yes Roach, I definitely think you're on to something.


  1. I second the motion of the "snuggle fest" - but I have to say, being a cat owner that for me, it's definitely a Cat's World. Sleeping all day, eating when you want, watching leaves flutter by in the wind from a huge glass window. And lots and lots of love of course. :)

  2. I guess we'll just have to make it the Four Legged World so neither the cats nor dogs are left out! :o>