The feud continues. On the walk this morning the Skinny Bitches preferred to walk as far behind me as possible while encouraging the Shorties to pull their way along our route. Obviously they didn't want to be caught dead with their house guests.
High school cliques aren't anything new. Popular kids, jocks, nerds, weirdos - they are all still a part of school today as they were 20 years ago. I certainly wasn't popular or a jock. I hung out with the theatre, band, chorus geeks. Thanks to Glee, now those kids are cool.
In my house, we have cliques too - Skinny Bitches and Shorties. It's no shock that my girls are total dog snobs. Unless you're a greyhound, they lack all interest in you and your canine ways. I thought that after the little ones had been here for a couple of months, they may begin to accept them into their pack, but the silent treatment continues. In fact, they have made a list of why they, the greyhounds, are far superior. I'm assuming they mean superior to other dogs, although Seka may have implied that I'm included in this list too.
Seka & Roxy's List of Why We're Better
We only bark when there's something to bark for like going potty or reminding our mommy that it is time to eat. All other barking is a waste of energy.
Digging is for short dogs who like to get dirty. We only dig when we want to get our mommy's attention.
We smell like roses. Little dogs just smell.
Trash is best left in the trash can, not dragged about our living quarters and chewed on.
Daytime is best spent getting beauty rest, not running about, patrolling the grounds. That's what humans are for.
Beards are for Santa, not dogs. Especially dogs who drink a lot of water and get dirt in the communal water bowl.
Chasing cats, squirrels and bunnies is an art form and should only be done if you have a chance to actually catch it.
We do not drag the outdoors inside the house. Leaves, sticks, dirt clods, and mud belong outside.
Just because there are people walking by our house does not mean they are coming to see us. You should only alert humans when visitors are at our door.
Tug of war is for brutes. If you stare at a human long enough, they will just give it to you.
I guess this is their version of a slam book, although they haven't started naming names yet, but I'm sure that will happen eventually.
One of my favorite parts of the USA Today is the awesome info graphics they create for various stories and topics. Their graphic artists are so clever. They are able to take the most complex ideas and make them understandable in a visual way. So, instead of boring you guys with the details of my last month and a half, I thought I'd channel my inner USA Today and give you the high points visually:
I know you guys thought I'd fallen off the face of the earth. I guess in some ways I have. Between three times a week PT appointments and various doctors visits and tests, I feel like I'm sort of getting used to my new life as a caregiver. It's not easy and some days it's not pleasant, but it's getting easier for now. I kind of wish I had a visual road map to tell me what life is going to be like in 3 months.
PS: Today I'm recommitting myself to this blog. I need some outlet for sure. Plus, don't you guys want to hear about my adventures with two yappy ankle biters?