Monday, October 1, 2007

"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies."

So we spent the last weekend at Brad and Jenny's house. I used to roll my eyes when people would say I feel like my dog is my child he/she is always wining, into something etc....

But never again after spending the weekend with Brad and Jenny and their new puppy Aspen I finally understand. Trying to keep peace between Aspen and Aly was like separating two year olds that refuse to play nice or share. I felt like we were constantly telling one or the other to "play nice" , "be gentle", "don't get up there", "you need to calm down", "Do you need a time out?"

It was funny that so many things Aspen did were things that Aly would do for example whenever someone is eating Aspen hovers at their feet hoping for food sad to say Alyson was right there beside her signing eat please.



Brad was trying to get Aspen to go outside and she just wanted him to chase her. This is a daily occurrence in our house everytime I try to get Aly to get in the tub it immediately becomes a game and she wants me to chase her and just laughs and laughs.

Aspen's favorite game currently is hide and seek she loves for Brad and Jenny to hide in the house and to go and find them. This game is also one of Aly's favorites she loves when Foote or I to hide from her and than jump out and scare her.

Everytime Aly picked up one of Aspen's toys that she was not playing with that immediately became the toy she wanted. Aly is also in this phase where sharing isn't so easy.

And there were even a few times that while I was doing diaper duty Jenny was cleaning up Aspen's kennel.

So sorry dog people I had no idea how similar child duty and puppy duty could be.

3 comments:

Jared said...

THIS IS WHY WHENEVER GRAYSON ASKS FOR A DOG, I JUST TELL HIM WE GOT A BABY INSTEAD. IT WOULD BE JUST LIKE HAVING FOUR KIDS. NO THANK YOU.

Jared and Kalleen Wright said...

sorry, I do this all the time the previous comment was from me Kalleen not Jared. If you ever see his name again it would be safe to assume that it is me and not him, since he barely even looks at our own blog.

Jenny said...

Love the pictures. For now I guess we have a puppy child. I am sure it will be an even bigger shock when a human child comes along for Apsen, Brad and me. Apsen is really fun - we had a blast seeing Aspen and Aly play.
Puppies are a lot of work but a lot of fun - just like kids I'm sure. But my kid I can leave alone at home for four hours. So not quite the same commitment.