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Yeah…We Got A Dog

The day started like any other day. We woke up late and a tad hung-over from the previous night’s party with friends.

We ate breakfast and broke-up 13.6 fights between the kids.

I wrote a love note to the wife.

Then we decided to go to my wife’s second home, Ikea, to look at lofts for the boy’s room since he needs desk space.

After a couple hours of crying and listening to the boy say, “Oh, I want that bed, and that desk, and can I get a chair that wheels around, and I could put my trophies on my desk and move them when it’s time to do homework, and please daddy, please mommy?!”

But unfortunately we left without the purchase.

Then I made the mistake of a lifetime. Feeling bad that we got the kid all hyped-up and let him down, I whipped into the pet store right next to Ikea so we could let him pet hamsters and look at fish.

Twenty minutes later I find myself in a small “petting room” waiting for a dude that works there to bring us a puppy to play with.

Twenty more minutes later my wife, son, and daughter are literally clasping their hands together as if in group prayer and begging me to let them take the doggie home forever.

I gave it a good fight, I really did. But I lost and I lost hard.

When we first moved to Chicago three years ago we got a damn cat. Jasper.

Almost two years ago we got each of the kids a fish. Then one died. So we got another.

Then a few months ago the boy “had to have” a hamster. When I wasn’t looking the wife bought the little bastard a hamster.

Now...a Cavalier King Charles dog named Marty.

But, I’m going to look at the positive side of this. I’m going to focus on the many things young Marty and I have in common.

  • If he’s not bathed regularly he stinks and leaves his musky scent all over the furniture. I do too…
  • Currently the cat’s scared out of his mind, so one could say he scares pussy away. I do too…
  • He was bred and we have his thorough pedigree chart. I guess in a way I was too…
  • This furry bastard loves to have his belly rubbed nonstop. The dog does too…
  • I’m going out on a limb and saying I’m pretty sure the dog doesn’t like to wear pants. We all know my feelings on those devil leg covers.
  • And, I’m not going to lie, if you throw a ball near me I’m definitely going to go for it and bring it right back to you.

Now, if only I could figure out how to make my ass wag like a dog’s tail and have my wife whistle at me and talk to me like I’m 8 months old.


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Reader Comments (19)


August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Zapata

jealous. He's cute. I'm working on a getting a snake. Birds and fish have not survived in our care.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWanda Mae

Pushover! LOL I happen to a dog person, and I believe every family needs one. You and he will be best buds in no time. Enjoy!

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth Flora Ross

You left out that you hump legs until you get kicked off, get a "red rocket" when the wind blows and have fleas.

P.S. Don't you mean INbred?
P.P.S He is so fucking cute I can't take it and I wanna kiss his stinky face.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLady of the House

Sucker!!!!!!LOL! He's adorable! Cavalier King Charles' make great pets! You and Marty will bond! LOL

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLostMommyManual

Lady of the House is right. You also left out that you drag your butt across the carpet to make people laugh at parties.

He is cute though.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLittleAnimation

He looks just like my bff's mom's dog! You will love that puppy....when you get over the jealousy. They are awesome dogs! We got a new puppy this weekend too. I suckered my prince into it. Yep, I worked him over. He was putty in my hands......

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPrincess of Sarcasm

I was just talking about that bred of dog the other day. Cavalier King Charles are great dogs and oh sooo cute too. Hey if you get cold feet this bred is known to lay on your feet to warm them up (true). Congrats on the new family member!

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeanne

I´m sure, you will not regret it. The Cavalier is the perfect family dog, lovely and adorable, absolutely useless as guard dog because he loves everyone. I know what I´m talking about, we have one too.

PS. Sometimes he stinks, I admit.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSabrina

OMG, how can you resist that face! No stupid, the puppy's!!

You do realize you just added another child to your home, right?

I guess the hampster, fish and cat lost their luster.

I wish you lots of happiness with Marty, the Cavalier King Charles doggie.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

ummm but did you end up getting relations...or did you end up dryhumping a leg like Marty, cause if so you forgot to add that to the list of similarities.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRedone

Did he come with assembling instructions?

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBloggerFather

So cute. I've been trying to talk the BF into letting me have one - just like Lady and the Tramp.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterhalula

Marty is absolutely adorable... and you are a pushover.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMarianne

You live in a zoo. Perhaps it is time for you to start wearing pants. As in? THE pants.

Please don't tell your wife I said that. She will kick my ass. Take the pants off. Forget I ever said anything.

Look at the squirrel.

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOoph

What a nice addition to the family!

Have you taken bets on how long until you step in dog poop, unsuspectingly?

Um, not that my dogs have ever subjected me to that...

August 30, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMel

Thank god you went with a dog over another fish or cat. Both of the latter should be outlawed, IMHO. Cute little sucker. Good luck with that.

August 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMama Mary

Congrats on the new addition to the family! Very happy for you. Marty's a cutie and once you get him housetrained, you'll warm up to him even more. I look forward to more pics of the little guy as he grows up and hearing the horror stories of puppy destruction. :-)

August 31, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChrisor (ynotkissme)

I just love the fact that the dog wears no pants. If he did, that would be just as great. I mean, I guess the pants could be easily arranged.


YAY for puppies!

September 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterOld School/New School Mom

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