I've always hankered after having a dog, but have realised that in all honesty my life style doesn't have room for the responsibilities of being a dog owner...and in that I guess I show more insight than many!
Anyhow....Ben has acquired a pointer/staffie cross puppy called Baxter and the day after it arrived Ben became ill which has left me with the task of 1. being a parent to Ben and stepping in when needed and 2. being a baby sitter to an 8 week old pup when we already have 2 cats who are not very happy about the pup!
I'd forgotten how much work a "toddler" entailed and currently I just wish the damn thing would go to sleep so I could have a break from being followed/moving stuff out of his reach and keeping the cat from scratching his eyes out!!!
On top of that its piddled on our floor 3 times and pooed once...ENOUGH!
I'm really happy to help Ben out for a short while and actually am grateful for the opportunity 'cos it's ensured I wont make the mistake of going down the path of owning a dog, at least not until I stop training/travelling/have aggro cats.
bloody cat whimpering pathetically in 1 half of the house and the dog doing likewise in the other part of the house..if he were mine I'd let them sort it out, but handing over a bloodied pup at the end of the day is probably not a good idea.
Thank you god...finally Baxter is asleep, under the computer desk chair that I'm sitting on...am I going to be able to move ?
and the answer was ...no!
This is going to be 1 VERY long day.