- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
I don’t even no where to begin! I’m so frustrated. I’m also going to apologize in advance for this being so long. I’m PMSing and just need to get this out! 🙁
I guess a little background! We have a 9 year old dog, his name is Bronx. He’s lazy, never barks, sits when I tell him to sit, stays when I tell him to stay, sleeps all the time. This is the dog I’m so used to and love.
We have a friend (we’ll call him A), he has a 7 year old female Husky/Lab. Her and Bronx are BFF, they’ve grown up together, lived in the same house as puppies together.
Anyway, A works on the rigs, he used to be able to bring her with him, but one day a few years ago his employer told him he wasn’t allowed to bring her up anymore. Since the two dogs know eachother so well, and she is familiar with our home, we said we’d watch her. This has been going on for almost 3 winters. This winter has been the worst. He’s been gone for months at a time. With only days inbetween his returns.
I do love this dog. She’s so sweet, and cute and wouldn’t hurt a fly, and loves cuddles and just wants to be close to you.
BUT, she’s a husky, she sheds like a maniac! I hear the heat in the house go on, look over to a vent and see a little puff of her hair float up. I vacuum every other day and this is STILL happening. We brush her regularily. I kneel down to play with my Fiance kids, and I stand up and realize I’m no longer a human, I’m a yeti. My winter boots look like they’re growing white dog hair. they’re black. I’m sure I’ve eaten MORE than my fair share of husky hair.
She barks at cars driving by the house. She barks at people coming to the door. She barks at people who have come to the door and are now in the house. She continues to bark at them once they’re in the house and doesn’t stop until they’re settled in and somewhere other than the front door. At 3am when my Fiance has to work, this SUCKS. I wake up. I get grumpy.
She follows me around. Nose meet butt, butt meet nose. I trip over her. She never just lays down. She’ll stand staring at you if you’ve sat down to watch a movie. Just stand there.
She makes Bronx want to go outside probably 50 times more than normal. To the point where our back door knob is BROKEN from over-use! She does not sit and wait to have her paws dried after coming inside. She eats her food, Bronx’s food, AND the cats food and ANY crumb you accidentally drop on the floor. Rice Crispy? yep.
If you hang a foot out of bed, to cool off? She licks it to DEATH. I’m not sure if she sleeps? EVER.
I have to cover our couch in shit so she doesn’t go up on it at night and COVER it in fur (which happens anyways from floating fur and i have to vacuum my couch ever other day as well, but when she goes up on it, it’s even worse!). So every time we go out/to bed we have to put controllers, computers, pillows, toys, you name it, on the couch.
I just got a text from my fiance telling me A is going away for another 20 days. Last job this winter, but it’s 20 days. He DOES pay us for it, and he is SO grateful to us for taking her so he doesn’t have to put her in a dog hotel or unfamiliar place for these long periods of time. But it’s seriously wearing on me. She is so much more high maintenance than bronx. I find myself snapping at her, which is not fair. I’ll try to study and she just stands staring at me wagging her tail.
Ugh. I feel awful for feeling this way. I’ll get over it, I was just so happy that we were back to normal, thinking it was done till next winter.
Thanks for letting me vent hive…