And then there are the weekends where it's all about the dogs! We go hiking - with other adventureweiners or with other dogs; we attend doxie meetups (or maybe just small dog meetups); we find doggie fairs/festivals to socialize with other dog-lovers (and get free treats!). I love these weekends as well, but they can be pretty exhausting. I find myself taking naps with the dogs. Don't get me wrong - I love to cuddle with my guys. I love exhausted doxies - they're so cute when they're sleeping.
But the worst weekends, in the boys' opinions, are the ones where I am super-busy and leave them behind. It breaks my heart to hear them barking when I leave. I just know they're saying, "Why, mama? Why? Why are you leaving us?" Sometimes they just refuse to stay in the house. If I haven't put them in their kennels yet, they run out the front door when I open it. They race as fast as they can down the stairs. It takes forever to get them back inside because they know. How do dogs sense when we're going to leave them behind? And of course, Swift always tugs at my heartstrings because he hides under the bed when I try to put him in his kennel (but that's a regular occurrence anyway).
It's funny how my life now revolves around my dogs. Lately, I haven't really had a weekend without them, which makes it all the harder when I have to leave them behind. I definitely prefer wiener-full weekends over wiener-less ones!
|Swift Giving Me Puppy Dog Eyes|
"Don't Leave Us, Mama!"