There is nothing better in this world for humans than dogs. They love selflessly — they give the best kisses — they are happy to see you no matter what. EVEN when they know they were bad, and they know they’re going to get in trouble, two seconds later, they’re right next to you wagging that tail. I mean, how can you stay mad at that? You can’t.
Lately, a lot of people have been telling me that I’ll forget about my dog once the new baby comes. And all I can answer to that is, “Are you effin nuts?” I love my dog like she is my child. She has been with us now for almost six years — how could I just up and forget her? I know that things will change when the baby is here, but she will still sleep on the bed (we will not be co-sleeping, so Stell-dog will still claim her rightful place in my knee nook); she will still be allowed on the couch, and she’ll still be able to come and steal snuggles in the morning. I want her and Sheffield to become the best of friends — I want her to eventually spend all her time in his room, loving on him. Because every little kid needs a dog.
I will always have a place for this cuddly monster in my life. It’s hard to say if we will get another one when she passes, because I don’t know if any other dog can live up to this girl. It’s not something I enjoy thinking about, so I’ll leave it at that.
But please, please, if you are having a baby and decide that maybe you don’t want a dog anymore (or any pet for that matter), PLEASE take it to a humane society or shelter so they can have a shot at a normal life — please do not just leave it at a vet, or wait for it to run away. It’s the least you can do for them.