Thursday, January 12, 2017


It's funny how kids get parents to do things they don't want to do.

Over Christmas break, Ashlynn was having a "moment".  
She was crying about being bored.
 She begged to go to the ARL.  I finally agreed but it was 
understood we are not coming home with a pet.

 We didn't.  We came home with two pets.  
Anna and Elsa. 
 They were so adorable, they were sisters, they had to stay together. Plus, as Ashlynn put it, she needs these dogs, she has felt a hole in her heart since Riley left.  

Manipulation at it's finest:)

Well that FUN lasted until we had to start paying for them and cleaning up after them.
Then they would start wrestling each other in the middle of the floor like actual siblings. 
Then one decided to snap at the neighbor kid and that seemed like the perfect reason to put a STOP to half the insanity we just introduced into our lives.
 Problem was Ashlynn was in love with both dogs.

  Mom was worried the dogs would suffer depression if they were separated.  Dad didn't want any part of the non-sense we spoke of.  He said the aggressive dog is going back end of story.

 Ashlynn was in tears, mom called Dad about a hundred times as he was making the trip to return the bonded, four legged friend. I wanted to be sure this was not a bad choice. 
You see, dad is usually persuadable:).

 Turns out Dad was right.  Since we took the black dog back, our life of owning a dog has been much easier, and enjoyable.  Paige (we changed her name) has bonded better to our family instead of her sister she was suppose to be bonded to. 
That sounds awful of us I know.  However I studied it a little, it's not:).

It really is true a dog is a man's best friend. 
Everyone who leaves, Paige sees to the door and she 
greets them cheerfully as they get home.
Daxon loves teaching her new tricks
and taking her running.

Paige has come with some added work.
The smiles that she puts on all the kids faces 
makes it totally worth it.

1 comment:

  1. you are a great mom, two dogs would of been too much for me! Going from none to 2 is a big leap. One is more manageable. Ashlynn looks so happy to have a new friend!