January 13, 2016

things you never told me about having a dog

As I'm sure you all recall, we got a dog

In less than a 24-hour period we went from not even entertaining the idea of having a dog, to actually factually having a dog.
Lupe dog
 My camera roll would suggest that I kind of like this dog, too, which seems crazy for someone who kind of never liked dogs. And while I'm so glad that A) you're all rejoicing for our new-ish fur addition (not my IKEA white fur rug! The dog! Sheesh!) and B) you're all non-creepily following along with all the Lupe Instas, I have to admit I'm kind of pissed the heck off

Emily, why are you pissed the heck off?
Oh, I'm so glad you asked! Let me tell you...

You! Yes, you! You never told me a lot of things that would start happening because of this dog. 

He sheds.
I sat here for about three to five minutes trying to think of a better way to describe what Lupe does with his hair other than just a simple he sheds. That does not give you an accurate representation of the Hairy Bomb that goes off every ten minutes in our home. Anywhere or anyone Lupe sits or sits on is subject to fall victim to this terrible tragedy. When the Lu-ster gets up from sitting or laying, he leaves behind enough hair to create an entire other Lupe. He is cloning himself! I just figured it out! Duh!

But seriously, the majority of the time Freddie looks more like Lupe than Lupe looks like Lupe. I look more like two Lupes the majority of the time. It is...ridiculous. I sweep up all the fifth and sixth and seventh Lupes, and then about 12 hours later eighth, ninth, and tenth Lupes are hanging out on the floor. 

Stop shedding! This is not a hair party. I used to actually like my hardwood floors. Now I judge them against our carpeted bedroom that hides the hair travesty so well. 

He gets sick.
Now, give me a little bit of credit. I knew animals got sick. But. But! But! You didn't tell me how much it would effect ME when HE got sick. Holy Emotional Roller Coaster Get Me Off Of This Right Now Emily, I couldn't/can't handle it. Can't Even. Right before we road tripped to Georgia for Christmas, Lupe started having these terrible, horrible, no good, scary episodes. He would start gasping for breath, shaking uncontrollably, whining, and his eyes would water like crazy. This would last for about ten minutes before he would be fine. Completely fine---fine and even playing like, Ain't no thang, Em! Almost died, but NBD.

Right before we were taking him to the vet for observation, he had the worst of the worst little episode. I sat on the floor with him until it passed. Erm, let me rephrase that. I sat on the floor with him, crying, and ever so not-gently saying, Please keep breathing! Lupe! Breeeeeeath.

By the way, vet found nothing wrong with him so I'm guessing my tears falling on his fur were what healed him, obvi. 

He loves you all the dang time...and it's too much!
Stop liking me! I'm not that great of a person, I promise! 
Dogs are either really good or really bad for their owners' egos. Lupe thinks Freddie and I hung the moon, and honestly, I kind of start believing it, too. 
Why yes, I did just fill up your bowl with food like a boss. Thanks for noticing, dog!

You know, opening his crate door kind of feels like I'm opening the pearly white gates to Heaven.
Lupe dog
Lupe, never change. You're my favorite. 


P!nky said...

What a CUTE lil dog :)!

Carly Messmer said...

That last picture is adorable! He looks so sweet!

Ashley said...

Ok, Lupe is seriously so cute, and this is coming from a non-dog lover. The whole..he likes you all the time...I read somewhere that you should have a dog when your kids are teenagers so that someone actually likes you in your home....HAH!!

TheNotSoGirlyGirl said...

Omg he is the most adorable thibg in the wooorl! Awww ♥♥♥♥


Darcy said...

Ahhh how exciting!! We want a dog so badly, but just don't have the time yet! Also, you totally need the Mrs. necklace!! It is the perfect every day piece : )

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

awwww so adorable. i get so freaked out when my cats are sick, perhaps i need to cry on them.

Meg Taylor said...

Oh mah gosh Lupe is the sweetest. Pets getting sick really is the worst. It's looking like our cat has chronic asthma - who knew?! Also, that photo of him driving the car, he totally reminds me even more of Max from the Grinch :)

Kayla MKOY said...

Ashley's comment made me laugh- lol!!!! Dogs freaking rock. Caleb and I have decided once the time is right to adopt a lil pooch, we want one that doesn't shed much!!!! Hiiii Lupe, we all love you!!!!

Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

That picture at the end kills me! I'm pretty sure our apartment would be 90% cleaner if we didn't have dogs. Between the shedding and the toy stuffing (I swear, even after they pull all the stuffing out of a new toy, I picked it up/vacuum, it still somehow ends up being everywhere in like 15 minutes--I think the toy fuzz is cloning itself). Oh also muddy footprints and dog food crumbs everywhere too. Yay. But it's true, I love them so much and how excited they always are to see us!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Awwwwww look at that sweet face! So much unconditional love right there!


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