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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

5 Ways Married Life Changes after You Get a Dog

So last month, Chelsea from the New Wifestyle--one of my favorite blogs, by the way, if you don't read it you should--wrote a post called "Is Your Relationship Ready for a Dog?". I honestly laughed so hard reading it that Zach thought I was watching an episode of Jimmy Fallon (if you've ever heard me watch Jimmy Fallon, you'd know that's a very high complement)

Her post got me thinking about all the ways that Duke has changed our lives since we got him this past June. Here's a few of them--raise your hand if you agree with me.

A look at how married life changes when dogs become part of the family.


1. A lot of your life will revolve around poo or food. 
"Did he go poo?", "Have you fed him yet?", "Has he had a treat today?", "Can you wipe your dog's bum?" You never think that life with a pup will revolve so much around bodily functions but it does. By the way, that last question? Yes, add that to the list of things I never ever thought I'd say....or do.

2. You will have to replace important things. 
Like soccer shoes, vacuum cords, video game headsets, video games themselves, oh and a few socks. And then after the first few things are chewed and their appropriate punishments are doled out, you'll start to understand your dog better and you won't have to replace so many important things. Until one day, you wake up to find the cord for the iron chewed into little bitty bits. *deep breaths, people, deeeep breaths*

3. No matter what size the bed is (or the couch), there will never be enough room.
I've only recently found this out because we've only recently allowed Duke to sleep on the bed with us. And wouldn't you know that Duke is more like his mom and likes to hog all the space AND the blankets! There are so many times I've woken up in the middle of the night to find Zach freezing his sleepy bum off with no covers. Along with that, do you know how hard it is to play a tug-a-war game for blankets with a sleeping dog?? Sleeping with a pup is not easy, my friends.

4. You'll get a teensy bit of practice for any kiddos that may come along.
I thought we were going to be the world's most firm parents when the time came......now that I'm getting a sneak peak of parenting with Duke?? Yeeaaaaahhh we're like the least firm puppy parents ever. I honestly pity Zach if we end up with a little brown-eyed girl one of these days--mush, I tell you, the man will turn into mush. 

How can you resist this face? | 5 Ways Dogs Change Your Life
But I mean, honest, how can you resist this sweet face??????

5. You'll learn more about each other and the way you work as a couple.
Having a dog is a pretty big responsibility--you have to feed it, bathe it, take it out to do its business, and give it lots and lots of love. It's fun to figure out how we both juggle those responsibilities and how we work together as a team.

Even though we decided to rescue him to raise his quality of life, I think Duke has done more to raise ours! No matter how much our lives have changed since his arrival, getting Duke has been the best bad-breath, puppy adventure ever. 

ALRIGHT MY FELLOW PUPPY OWNERS, DID I MISS ANYTHING? 
WHAT WAYS DOES HAVING A PUP CHANGE YOUR LIFE? 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

5 Ways Married Life Changes after You Get a Dog

So last month, Chelsea from the New Wifestyle--one of my favorite blogs, by the way, if you don't read it you should--wrote a post called "Is Your Relationship Ready for a Dog?". I honestly laughed so hard reading it that Zach thought I was watching an episode of Jimmy Fallon (if you've ever heard me watch Jimmy Fallon, you'd know that's a very high complement)

Her post got me thinking about all the ways that Duke has changed our lives since we got him this past June. Here's a few of them--raise your hand if you agree with me.

A look at how married life changes when dogs become part of the family.


1. A lot of your life will revolve around poo or food. 
"Did he go poo?", "Have you fed him yet?", "Has he had a treat today?", "Can you wipe your dog's bum?" You never think that life with a pup will revolve so much around bodily functions but it does. By the way, that last question? Yes, add that to the list of things I never ever thought I'd say....or do.

2. You will have to replace important things. 
Like soccer shoes, vacuum cords, video game headsets, video games themselves, oh and a few socks. And then after the first few things are chewed and their appropriate punishments are doled out, you'll start to understand your dog better and you won't have to replace so many important things. Until one day, you wake up to find the cord for the iron chewed into little bitty bits. *deep breaths, people, deeeep breaths*

3. No matter what size the bed is (or the couch), there will never be enough room.
I've only recently found this out because we've only recently allowed Duke to sleep on the bed with us. And wouldn't you know that Duke is more like his mom and likes to hog all the space AND the blankets! There are so many times I've woken up in the middle of the night to find Zach freezing his sleepy bum off with no covers. Along with that, do you know how hard it is to play a tug-a-war game for blankets with a sleeping dog?? Sleeping with a pup is not easy, my friends.

4. You'll get a teensy bit of practice for any kiddos that may come along.
I thought we were going to be the world's most firm parents when the time came......now that I'm getting a sneak peak of parenting with Duke?? Yeeaaaaahhh we're like the least firm puppy parents ever. I honestly pity Zach if we end up with a little brown-eyed girl one of these days--mush, I tell you, the man will turn into mush. 

How can you resist this face? | 5 Ways Dogs Change Your Life
But I mean, honest, how can you resist this sweet face??????

5. You'll learn more about each other and the way you work as a couple.
Having a dog is a pretty big responsibility--you have to feed it, bathe it, take it out to do its business, and give it lots and lots of love. It's fun to figure out how we both juggle those responsibilities and how we work together as a team.

Even though we decided to rescue him to raise his quality of life, I think Duke has done more to raise ours! No matter how much our lives have changed since his arrival, getting Duke has been the best bad-breath, puppy adventure ever. 

ALRIGHT MY FELLOW PUPPY OWNERS, DID I MISS ANYTHING? 
WHAT WAYS DOES HAVING A PUP CHANGE YOUR LIFE? 

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