Monday, May 12, 2008

Spoiled Much?


So, I was at the store today buying our new puppy a pool...
Yes, I admit it, I bought MY DOG a swimming pool. I do not have a swimming pool, but Cooper, a 4 month old Golden Retriever does. I do not think this is what the store had in mind when they decided to advertise and sell "kiddie pools," but whatever.
...Anyways, it got me to thinking about all of the things we do for our pets -toys, treats, an endless array of training tools, I could go on and on. My dogs have attended more ski trips than most Americans. What can I say, I love them, and if I can bring them along, I do.
My mom says she is scared for me to have children because of the way my dogs live -am I alone in this, or is this normal? Do you spoil your pets?

6 comments:

Bones said...

I would like to add that you have also inadvertently spoiled my furry children as well. Since at Aunt E's house and having TEMPORARY couch priveledges, my black animal thinks that she, under special circumstances, can assume those priveledges at our house. However, since my brown animal had an exclusive couch pass, the black animal got a bedroom pass. It evened out. Nobody was more favoriter (that's right, favoriter) than the other. But the other night, there was a thunder storm, and Miss Black (being the true chicken that she is) climbed up on the couch in an attempt to hide under the cushions. Mister Brown saw this happening and was none too happy. This morning, who do I find in my room, pouncing on my bed, but Mister Brown getting his debt paid. All of a sudden, I have multiple animi (yes, animi) and respective piles of hair EVERYWHERE. Normally, I'd be annoyed by this. But we're currently undergoing peace-talks in the home, where Brown Cat and Black Dog are negotiating territory with possible snuggling encounters. It's a delicate balance that can't be upset right now with such a mess as disciplining them for acting like... well, children... instead of animals. And when it really comes down to it, isn't that what they are, anyway? They are my children, and I am the Feed Me Human, put neatly in my place. I guess I'll be shopping for a new bed & couch... for MYSELF!

E said...

Blame Kietzmann, she is the one that started the "dogs on the couch" phenomenon at my house! Ask her sometime, she thinks she is funny. funny girl doesn't know she's gonna be vacuuming some couches next time she visits!

Bree said...

Did I tell you that Rowdy PEED on the couch last weekend? It was in response to a vicious "attack" by the scary vacuum monster. And somehow he is still allowed on the couch.

Janelle said...

The dog on the couch bit was SOOOOO not my fault....really! You both said Kenai's front paws could be on the couch, but not the back ones...so, if I pick her up and only lay her on me, then she's not touching the couch with front or back paws, so it evens out...right?!? Plus, she's a good cuddler and I can't help myself!!!

E said...

Riiight...
I'm gonna go ahead and say most definitely your fault!

Anonymous said...

I think nelle has you on a technicality right there, or I just understand her view point on this one. I can’t keep the dogs off the couch to save my life. Bailey was getting pretty good at not getting up on it while I was home, but now she has taken a few steps back and is teaching the little one bad things. Tater was on the back of the couch debating if he could make the leap to the table. Lets just say he lost and gravity one. (THIS TIME)