Saturday, June 15, 2013

Missing My Dogs

After a 4 day crazy week with not enough sleep, I have trouble imagining why I missed my dogs while I was away. I mean I actually had leg space in my bed and didn't have to rush outside first thing in the morning so no one peed on the floor. In spite of these luxuries, I missed them.

Here is something I find interesting:

On a day to day basis, even a really good Hailey is a LOT of work. Yesterday morning, in a 20 minute period  she snuck into the groundhog hole, she helped load the dishwasher, she took things out of the garbage while I was trying to empty it. She is just into everything. She is very anxious. She has an amazing memory. She is able to go into "Hailey mode" and not hear or see anything that she doesn't want to. I also know that our friends and family find her a lot and people just don't easily fall in love or even like Hailey. She requires a lot of patience and time and energy to love.

How could you not miss us! 
Zaphod on the other hand is easy. Take the ball out when you go and throw it and let him snuggle with you at night (and he has been extra cuddly since I came back, he actually gave me a hug when I arrived home). He is calm. While Hailey is "helping" in the kitchen, he is just laying on the floor in sight but out of the way. Everyone falls in love with my gentle boy, even people who aren't dog lovers. That is just the kind of guy he is.

So you would think that while I was away, it would be my calm gentle boy I missed the most. I did miss him, but the reality was I missed Hailey more. She may suck my life energy somedays, but I love her.  Maybe it is because she requires so much love and attention that I worry more about her when I am gone and miss her more. I am not sure.  At any rate, even though they are driving me crazy, I am glad to be home with them!

Aside: Sometimes it makes me sad that people just don't love my Hailey the way I do. They see the scared, anxious girl or the too excited girl and don't appreciate her other great qualities. However, I admit that sometimes I understand why they have more trouble loving her!


  1. That is really sweet. Never a dull moment with Lee. I think we are both loved equally. Peeps is just soppy. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. We love them ALL regardless of their habits and personalities.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  3. We think that Lee believes the thing.... the Squeaky Wheel gets the ATTENTION.

  4. Lee reminds me of my Shiner sometimes. It is hard for some people to love her too like I do. My dad, who's lived with her for years still doesn't like her :( He comes home from work and she gets excited and does her howling and barking at him - it's her way of saying hey let's play or something. I think if he would just give her a pat on the head every now and then she wouldn't annoy him so much... I think she does it on purpose ;) lol

  5. And our answer is, How could you not love a pupper, we are like humans and have different ways of acting, so Hailey is a little demanding, thats her trait, Mine I AM A VERY STUBBORN SCOTTIE!

    The Mad Scots

  6. We're all different. That's why our peeps love us so much. Our Kendra had a personality that only SHE liked. So we understand.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. Some pups are easier to love than others but the ones that are harder to love really bond to those who love them!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley
    Ambassadors of Love


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