Monday, July 27, 2009

Not a crazy dog person?

Before we got Nika, I was a dog hater through and through. I did not like to look at them, touch them, smell them, be around them, talk about them, or even think about them. So, when the fabulous dude dragged me to his boss's neighbour's farm to check out the new puppies, I was not overly excited.

But then I saw her, with her tiny, sweet face huddled behind her mumma, looking up at me, practically begging to come home with me and my whole world changed. I could not resist her. Without an ounce of thought, I said, "I want that one". Two weeks later we were on our way back to pick her up and bring her home.

Then and there, at that very moment, I made a vow to myself. No matter what, I would not allow myself to become one of those crazy dog people. Even though we were getting a dog did not mean I had to be that kind of person. She will never wear clothes, will not be in our family photos, no way is she going to be allowed to get on our furniture or, heaven forbid, sleep in our bed. And when she's old enough, she will become an entirely outdoor dog.

I would like to share with you some photos that demonstrate just how well I have upheld that goal and retained my I'm-not-a-crazy-dog-person-mentality over the past two and a half years.

See, I told you that I've maintained my goal.

20 comments:

C said...

HAHAHA...way to stick to your guns Lucy!

Snow White said...

that's funny!

maybe my cure will be to get a dog too..., seems to have worked for you!

Meg said...

I'm one of those 'I don't like dogs...' people. I don't think there's a cure for me, but your post cracked me up, girl! ;)

Annie said...

LOL, cute post!
love all the pics and you are definately not a crazy dog person! :)

Tricia's Tellings said...

glad to see someone is finally sticking to their word :) haha :)

Finding Home said...

Hahah....awww! I've never quiet seen a dog riding an exercise bike or surfing online. It's funny how those furry friends can worm their way into our hearts.

Emily said...

Aw how sweet! Your dog is adorable and its ok to be one of those people.

Brittany Ann said...

Oh gosh! I am dying laughing! This is so me! I swore no no no! Now, I, no joke, cuddle with my dog on the couch and bed every day! I love him like a child!

You are not alone. We should do rehab together (although, I love my dog so much I'm not sure I want to be cured.)

Love that pic of puppy on the laptop!

Jessica said...

Those are so adorable! How did you get her to stay on the excerise bike??

Jackie said...

Awww....I love it. I am very much a dog person, however my husband is NOT. Although I can see him being totatlly like you. :)

Gwen said...

Brian wouldn't let me get a little dog because I would go out of control on the clothes. Little did he know they make clothes for big dogs too!!! LOL!!! Love the photos and you totally aren't crazy. Just a wonderful fur Momma!!! XOXO

Atomic Lola said...

Yeah. They do that to you, huh? I'm glad you found such a friend in your girl.
I know how annoying it is to be one of "those people" but I just can't help it.

S. said...

what a sweet dog! i was born a dog lover so i am glad you have come over to the right side!

Lindsey Carver said...

This made me laugh out loud!! I love it!

Jenny.Lee said...

I can't wait to get a dog. That's my birthday wish for 2009. I left a little something for you on my blog! :)

Kristen said...

How one earth did she get on the exercise bike? haha. It is amazing how you get so attached to them, no matter what you say!! You did such a good jobs sticking to your goals :P

Taryn said...

Oh my- you sure did stick to your goals! I am surprised you love such a big dog- Chris wants a big one- I want a little one so we are at an impass. But your girl is wiched cute.

Lucky in Love said...

You caved! I love it :)

C said...

Haha. Congats girl. Looks like you did a great job ;)

Jill said...

hahaha. way to go!

and that last photo is pretty much the cutest family pic i've ever seen.