Juliet, Oh, Juliet Where Art Thou?

I’ve been so busy I realized I never mentioned to you all that my little assistant, Juliet, went home Labor Day weekend.  My father-in-law’s rehabilitation has been coming along well, so him and my MIL decided they were ready to take Ju-Ju {as she prefers to be referred to} back under their wing. We had that little nugget with us for three months and within that time she managed to tear apart every dog bed and toy that we have ever owned, chewed through my computer wire, gnawed away on some floor board, ate a pair of new black heels, and then had 3 pairs of flip flops for dessert. I loved that little monster.  A part of me actually hoped my in-laws never made the drive out here to pick her up.  “BUT WE CAN’T HAVE THREE DOGS!” This was our mantra around here whenever we noticed one of us growing attached to her.  It’s hard enough to find sitters for our dogs when we want to take vacations {we don’t board them mostly due to our younger pup’s extreme allergic reaction to vaccines…extreme as an a vet once hopelessly looked at us during our third trip to the animal hospital one snowy night and said “I’ve never seen such a reaction, I don’t know what more I can do!” This was after they had drugged her multiple times with steroids and Benadryl.} So away Ju-Ju went…back to her real home.  It’s not like we’ll never see her again; the in-laws live only a little over an hour away.  I’m just an idiot who believes dogs have human feelings and I was afraid she’d be confused and think we didn’t want her.  I mean seriously people these are important things to worry about! World poverty…..Juliet’s feelings.  World poverty…..Juliet’s feelings.  This is why it would be horrible if every stranded dog out there in the world knew my address. I have a bleeding heart for dogs and quite honestly there are some days I like dogs better than I like people.  Okay, make that most days.  As far as how Miss Juliet is doing adjusting to her return home......she hasn't skipped a beat.  We heard the minute she got home she tore right into her toy box.  She's probably demolishing some poor toy's soul as we speak.  That's our Ju-Ju!

{Ju-Ju figured out how to knock down plants in the garden. I came out one hot day to find her chowing away on snap peas.  Hey, a girls gotta watch her weight!}



Do you have a pet? Are your pets like family to you?




6 comments

Stephanie @ henry happened said...

Aww, so cute. Amazing isn't it how attached we get to our little critters. We had a little pug that we had to put to sleep a few years ago & I bawled like a baby for days.

Meg {henninglove} said...

oh man ju-ju such a cute troublemaker! sounds like both of my dogs too i hae a jack russell and a jack russell/italian greyhound and they are always causing mischief and getting in trouble but my husband and i continue to love them

Sam @ The Junk House said...

We just got a puppy, so I know what you mean by loving a little monster. He's so destructive for such a small thing and he's so cute it's hard to get mad at him. Love that little pup!

Sarah said...

She's so cute! And honestly, most days I prefer dogs over humans too! I can't wait to get a puppy of my own. I really want an Australian Shephard, but my bf has is heart set on labs since he grew up with one. It's probably a good thing we don't have a dog right now. My house is cluttered enough as it is! Haha!

Modern Wivelyhood said...

She's so cute! My parents have a sweet sheltie. We've had her forever and she's getting so old and weak, it's so sad! Thanks for following me, I love your blog and am following you back! Love the ikea mirror under this post too :)

www.StarHughes.com said...

Oh my gosh pets are sooo like family to me! My dog is my child. Seriously. I am with you in thinking about a dog's feelings over world poverty...haha

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