Baker is settling in well. Long gone is the lazy dog we brought home. I guess he was just depressed. He's certainly full of energy and mischief now! Overall he is a very good dog.
But here's the thing.
I like dogs.
I always had a dog (or two....and cats....and birds....and hamsters...and fish...and all manner of other small furry creatures....and some more feathery creatures....although some we ate....but I digress...) growing up.
There's always a but.
I'm not sure I like having one in my house.
Like, FULL time.
Even one who looks at me like this.
He kinda looks like the good luck dragon!
And he really is a good dog.
I mean, sure, he does
...chew up toys...
...and leave (BIG) piles in the backyard...
...and always seems to be underfoot...
...and spreads doggy slobber and snot all over the house...
...and steals the girls' pillows...
....but he's a dog so he's supposed to do that.
I don't mind it!
I expected it...
....put it on my "things to consider before getting a dog" list.
I'm a list person.
Although this was more of a mental list.
So Baker is basically a good dog.
He does have a few annoying habits that I'm really hoping will be corrected by a snipsnip next week, however.
Poor, poor Baker.
He's sitting on my feet as I type this.
But he's still a dog.
And dogs require time
somebody home on a regular basis for potty breaks.
He is cute though, dontcha think?
And he and Libby are two peas in a pod.
Whatever that really means.
They torment each other all.day.long.
Well, when we are home anyway.
Bringing a dog home is alot like bringing home a new baby.
A very big baby.
With lots of hair.
Who chases the older siblings.
and knocks them down.
and chews up their stuff.
and steals their food.
and poops in the yard.
okay, maybe Baker isn't that much like a new baby.
I don't want to send Baker back.
I'm not sure I want him in my house
Like, full time, either.
For the next 15 years.