And in this case Woman’s too! God must have known when creating this special breed of animal that there would be lonely people out there who needed a creature to love and comfort them no matter what!
Nick has only been gone a week, but already I have started to dread coming home to an empty house. Not just because there has been no husband to greet me at the door, but also because my poochaloo Beretta hasn’t been here to give me attention upon entering either. I have been without my husband for a week, but my puppy for almost 3 months!
I am going back to the States for one of my best friend’s wedding in October, as well as pick up my dog. (Thank goodness!) Until then, I have to endure this time without her, and for now, my husband too! Well, luckily for me other spouses here have dogs, and those same spouses have husbands who are deployed. Deployed hubbies means trips to see those hubbies! Because Nick isn’t in the same place as the rest of my friend’s husbands at the moment, I don’t get to go to “Port Call” with the rest of them…but that means I am available to DOG SIT! Those are the magic words for this lonely girl these days! “You are going out of town? Do you need me to watch your dog?” (As if I need any persuasion!!!)
So I am currently keeping not one, but two poochaloos at my house. (If you didn’t catch that, my husband and I have nicknamed our dog poochaloo. This name has stuck with my family and close friends for calling all puppies poochaloos!) Right now as I type this, they are both passed out next me, just as happy to be with me as I am with them! Cause what dog doesn’t LOVE getting to snuggle on the bed!?! (Yes my comforter is covered in dog hair, but that is a sacrifice I am so willing to make right now!!!) One is a female hound dog mix; the other is a male yellow Labrador. I am in love with both! I have to say I am feeling a bit like the “Dog Whisperer” right now, but then again I have always had a weird obsession with all dogs! I can’t help but crouch down on their level and give them kisses whenever I am near one! (Of course because of this, dogs walk all over me, they know I am a dog lover through and through!!!)
Yes, this is what they do...all day long...follow me around, watching my every move!!!
They need my attention (and actually fight over it), and I need to be needed! But most importantly they have been keeping me company! Sorry Madori and Sarah, you might not be getting your dogs back!
On the way to the dog park! Whoohoo...happy dogs!
I’ve said it once and I will say it again…Dogs really do make great best friends!