You know you’ve got a rescue puppy when…

1. Nobody in the house has a full pair of undamaged shoes. You consider sending the children out in odd shoes. Or no shoes. Which is best? Serious question. 

2. You are running out of ways to explain the mysterious bite marks on your children’s favourite toys. “The dog ate it” just seems such a weak excuse. After all, it never worked at school. 

3. You suddenly know a lot more people. This is despite having lived in the same house for 12 years and spoken to virtually nobody. You are no longer invisible, everyone wants to stop for a chat. 

4. The older dog, the cat and even the children suddenly don’t seem so badly behaved. After all, none of them have ever stolen and wee’d on anybody’s birth certificate. 

5. You always have dog pooh bags and a never ending supply of warm, soggy and slightly smelly cheese in your pocket. 

6. You go for a day out to a farm park and your toddler speaks to the reindeer in an authoritative voice, commanding them to “Get down” and “Sit”. She genuinely believes they are going to listen. 

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7. The same toddler has ditched her imaginary friend in favour of an imaginary dog, called lemon. Lemon is still learning to walk nicely on the lead so she has to have a lot of treats. 

8. The baby crawled off and you told her to “Stay.” You might have accidentally called her Bubbles. But only once or twice. A day. 

9. The whole house is full of life, excitement and laughter. The children have got a new best friend and the adults and the elderly dog are all getting a bit more exercise. 

10. Life just got chaotic. And much, much better. 

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  1. April 30, 2015 / 7:45 pm

    Haha love this! Especially saying stay to the kids. Lol brilliant. But still so cute!

    • monsterid April 30, 2015 / 10:46 pm

      I know, I’m such a loser. My dad has always called us by a different name depending on what we’d done wrong – saves him actually remembering five different names. I think I’m starting to get like that. Oh god I’m turning into my dad!

  2. monsterid April 30, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    Oh I know Jessie, it was one of those moments that goes in slow motion – what’s that she’s got there? Oh no, it isn’t… it is 🙁

  3. May 1, 2015 / 11:11 am

    oh the joys of a new dog…….it’s lucky they’re cute and the kids love them or they’d never survive their first few weeks of adjustment! Glad you’re enjoying the new “child” and can see the funny side of the minor disasters 🙂

    • monsterid May 1, 2015 / 1:44 pm

      Thanks Leanne, we are certainly seeing the funny side, she is too cute to stay angry for too long 😉

    • monsterid May 14, 2015 / 9:30 pm

      Haha thank you Lisa – that was one of those moments where time just slows down and you can see her trotting past with it in her mouth but just can’t move to do anything about it! 😉

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