I love my pets! They're always there when I need some cuddling, or when I'm in need of a big wet kiss. They make our house a home. They are family...but,
Sometimes they drive me nuts!
Marilyn, the cat: so sweet loves to cuddle only after I've showered, likes to clean her teeth on my flowers and will not stop laying on my clothes. she either opens the laundry room door and lays on the clean laundry, (I know, wouldn't be an issue if I put the clothes away, yes dear,) or she gets in the closet and rubs on the clothes hanging up. Either way, I end up putting on clothes with a fur lining. Seriously, I think I need to buy stock in lint rollers!
Dublin, the dog: Dublin is such a sweet boy. I think he is the best doggie ever. He is so happy, that he can't sit properly because his tail is set on hyper-wag. The things he put up with when the girls were younger: picking him up, (he's not small, ) painting his toe nails, folding his ears back, no matter what he just grins. But, his anxiety! For some reason, he is scared crazy when there is a storm or fireworks. Why? I have no idea. But when his anxiety kicks in forget it, he's like a mad man pacing the floor with his tongue hanging out the side of his mouth; he looks insane!
And then there's Dawson! The 80 pound puppy, the terror. Dawson is super affectionate, thinks he's a lap dog, and thinks everything is a toy made just for him; including Marilyn! He loves to play chew mulch from the garden, he chewed a hole in the wall, and of course he chewed up quite a few pairs of shoes. That's all normal puppy stuff. Eating a loaf of bread and a bunch of bananas? Yup, just puppy stuff.
But, yesterday...yesterday, he ate my cookbooks! He somehow took all the cook books out of the bookends on the counter and tore them to pieces! Everyone of them gone! Both Paula Deen books, (my favorites,) the Budweiser book, the cookie book, the cheese book, all gone. What wasn't eaten was shredded to pieces! hmmm, maybe I need to change his diet...apparently he needs more fiber...and Paula Deen recipes.
♪Our house is a very very very fine house with two cats in the yard, life used to be so hard, now everything is easy cause of you♪ (Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young)
This post was written for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop prompt: If you could change anything about your pet, what would it be?