Friday, January 12, 2007

I really don't like our dogs anymore. :( I feel awful for saying this, but I wish we could get rid of them. I'm so tired of picking up all the Kleenex they have dragged out of the trash and chewed everywhere. I just swept our bedroom and the office this morning, and now both rooms are already covered with nasty chewed Kleenex. We have scrapbooking stuff all over our kitchen table, so Emma and I have been eating on overturned laundry baskets in the living room. Today I gave her a plate with a grilled cheese sandwish and half a clementine. She got up for mere seconds to show me how she could hop like a kangaroo, and Pax rushed in and ate her entire sandwich in one gulp. In doing so he flipped the plate and the clementine pieces fell on the floor, where Jose immediately snatched them up. I would never, ever kick a dog, but today I really had the urge to do it. They steal her food all the bloody time and I'm so, so sick of making things twice. I try to not be mean to them, because I don't want Emma to be mean to them of course, but she is picking up on my attitude towards them. Today Jose rang the bell to go out and Emma yelled, "Stop it! You just went out!" Then later Pax was just sitting on the couch and Emma walked by him and said, "Ugh! Pax is so annoying to me!" I am feeling pretty sad about this, especially because I used to adore those dogs so much. I don't know if they just got way more annoying, or if I'm more intolerant. I suspect the latter. For example, Pax has always slept on my pillow at night. Now I'm having a hard time sleeping, and having to wake up and shoo him off my pillow eleventy million times a night because I can't get comfortable with him there is about to push me over the egde. Catch on, dude! I don't want you sleeping on my pillow anymore!!! Bloody just sleep at the bottom of the bed!!!

So remember that yarn that I ruined? Two of the three skeins actually turned out okay. The one on the right was supposed to be earthy oranges and reds, so you can see how far off the colors are, but Emma loves it so I will use it to knit something for her. The other one was supposed to be darker, definitely not so neon, but I can still use it.

Steve got home from Chicago late last night. He is planning on working all weekend, of course, but we're supposed to get lots of bad weather so hopefully I can talk him into working from home.

6 comments:

Grandma said...

I loved the pictures of Emma scrap-booking. She looks so intent. I have seen her in cuter outfits though. She,however, is always adorable. Betty was thrilled with the "Thank you".

mom said...

Sarah, why don't you write a very glowing post about your wonderful dogs and see if anybody would like to give them a good home?! That is sad that you don't like them much anymore, but I can see your point.

Katie said...

I feel the same way about my dogs at times. ((hugs)) Do you have crates? Maybe stick them in there while you guys eat?

Emma is so cute!

Mom said...

Before you do give them away and if they are irritating you so much, you could try Mary's plan and Katie's suggestion of teaching them to stay in crates at night and when you eat. it seems worth a try since things aren't working now.

Abbie said...

Yeah, those dogs can be pretty annoying, like when they trip people and eat leather items. However, they will probably be pretty sad to not have such a nice home and Emma!

Kara said...

I understand totally Sarah. The dog I had before Henry was my baby - bought health insurance for the dang dog for crying outloud! She learned how to open childproof cabinets even, ugh.
Copper I have become less tolerant of the past year. I don't have him at my home very much anymore and I've gone back to crating him at night when he is with us. We crate him at night and when we eat too...