Our dogs have it pretty rough. Because Lenny ate most of the dog beds we purchased for her (and the ones we got for Daphne!) the poor beasts are forced to sleep only on the human furniture.
We ship Lenny off to daycare twice a week. She comes home exhausted. It’s really quite awful, all the playing she is forced to do. Apparently, she is also used for some of the new dog evaluations as a “high energy female dog.” Shocker. Luckily, we are at least nice enough to let her sleep it off on the aforementioned “dog bed.”
Besides all that, we insist on taking many pictures of the dogs close up. Look how pained Daphne is to endure this:
(actually, in the above picture, she seemed to be preparing for my yelling at her to get off the couch. Yelling or camera? I went with camera. We all know she sleeps on the couch anyway.)
After the storm cleared on Saturday and the sidewalks were more or less cleared on Sunday, we walked to the store and took Lenny with us. The poor dog had to walk a whole mile; maybe even a mile and a half when all was said and done. We made her wear this ridiculous coat from REI. Seriously, we are the worst.
To add to the indignity, we covered up her little feet! She was none too pleased about this. Sadly, I did not get a video of her panicking about not being able to walk. (As a serious aside: Lenny’s toenails are all starting to crack and some are even falling off. The vet says that this is due to the dry winter weather – I am skeptical about it being “dry” with so much snow on the ground, but fine. Apparently, we should use the booties more and also moisturize Lenny’s feet. Crazy.)
As awful as we are, and as hard as we make their lives, we do occasionally allow Daphne to simply sit outside in the snow, and for this, she is grateful.
Are you, too, mean to your dogs, forcing them into all sorts of horrible things such as clothing and couches? How do they survive the horror of humans?
Happy Wednesday, folks.