The Relay for Life Team at my work is holding a cutest dog picture in which people submit their dog pictures and then vote on the cutest one to raise money.
And everyone at my work has turned doggie-crazy.
It is all they talk about, and I can't take it.
I am very aware that my children love Mr. Giles. I have a difficult time working up that much affection for him. Now I know my next statement will get me ostracized from my mother's side of the family, but to me Giles is just a dog.
He makes a very nice edition to our family. He's a very good dog, and he brings great joy to my kids, and heck even to me once in a while. I do not, however, feel like he's one of my kids.
That said, Mr. Giles has deemed me the alpha-dog in the house and follows me where ever I go. When I (and only I)throw his ball, he fetches, when I say sit, he sits. This only happens for me. Mr. H. and the kids could yell til they're horse and he just looks at them. If anyone else leaves the house, he'll try to escape. I could walk out and hold the door open and he would just sit there until I said "Well, come on." I can take him for a walk without his leash and he won't leave me. This isn't something I understand. I am not saying he's bad for anyone else, he's just extra good for me. If anyone has insight into this wacky dog behavior, let me know.
And I apologize for the doggie-blog.
4 hours ago