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Entry 6 ~ July 29, 2010
Dogs, Dogs Dogs!!

This entry I am going to talk about something that is driving me nuts. Before I had a baby, I had two sweet little furry dogs that I loved so much and would take with me wherever I went. And then I had little Sophie and something inside me snapped.

That part of me that was treating the dogs as I would a child broke in half and dissolved and is not there anymore. My husband thinks that I am joking when I try to give people our two dogs. I am not.

I have never been so disgusted with them in my life. I want nothing to do with them and I want their hair and their slobber and their barking to go far away from me and Sophie.

I read that this same thing happened to Jenny McCarthy when she had her son. I thought, no way will I ever detest my dogs like that. But now I do. I cannot stand to hear them barking as soon as I have finally conned my little girl into sleeping at night. Dogs that used to sleep right beside both of us on their beds in the floor have been sectioned off into one room in the house and are there for most of the day.

I hate to feel that way, but with a baby girl in the car that does not enjoy road trips and families in two different states, I feel that I should not have to pull over because a dog has gotten carsick on the trip. Is there something that you can do to squelch this or do you eventually become friends with your dogs again? Is there anyone else that is going through or has gone through this same affliction?

I think if the dogs were outside more during the day, I would feel a little better about them, but for now, I guess I will just have to learn to live with it. I think that if we get into a house of our own and can allow them to be largely outside dogs, it may help matters.

Having said that, we have also found out that we will be moving in the next few months, so your prayers helped out! Thank you for thinking of us!


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