Monday, February 9, 2009

Doggie Dilemma

So, we've got a problem on dear old Pleasant Drive. We have 3 lovely dogs, right? Right. Well, let me give you a little history. Vito and Brian came as a package deal. Vito has been his famed sidekick since college. If you're a long time blog reader, you know that we purchased Gladys together back in August. And then, there's Samson. He has middle child syndrome like you wouldn't believe. He's a rescue dog, and he came with his own set of issues. He is just as loving as you can imagine, but he is so protective of food and other property. I guess it's just the same as it is with orphans - they are often very protective of property because they have so little. Anyway, we haven't had a bit of trouble with Samson in months. He has attached himself with glue to Vito, and he is always in his shadow. But since we put the house on the market, and we've had strangers in and out, he is all out of sorts. We're hoping that things even out with him once we move and get settled. Otherwise, we're going to have to return him to the rescue center. Uh! I can't imagine what it might be like to raise children if it's this hard to raise dogs. :)

9 comments:

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

AH! I can't imagine having 3 dogs. It stresses me out just thinking about it. Poor Samson. Maybe he senses the change....

Mrs. Cup said...

I'm with Whitney! :) I hope he starts to behave...poor thing!

erinkern said...

Well, as a fellow owner of three pups, I can tell you that mine go through the same things. And actually our middle one is a rescue dog with TONS of issues that we sort of just have had to accept as being a part of the bad situation from where he came. I hope things normal-out for you five! I bet everyone is a bit stressed and out of their normal routine. Give it time and see if things don't get better once you are all settled.

Jana said...

Ah, poor lil' Samson. I think it'll all even out eventually, but it will probably take a while. If raising animal children is anything like raising human children, I can promise you this: It ALL passes with time (Human children seem to operate in 2-3 week phases. Dog children, I'm not so sure about.)

Good luck. Once you're all settled again, I bet everyone will be acting right once more.

Lindsey said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry, I hope things get better with poor Samson!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I bet once things settle down he will be fine. Dogs don't like change.

Dana said...

Call up the Dog Whisperer! We love that show and don't even have any dogs. You would be a shoe-in, they would love to take it from the cancer angle (I don't mean that to be insensitve, it would just add another dimension to the show :) I really enjoy reading your blog and am glad I finally got the chance to comment!

Megan said...

Poor baby! I hope he settles down a bit after all is said and done with the move, etc.

the undomesticated wife said...

I bet things will calm down once you guys are settled. I'm sure it's just been a disruption to him, and he probably has had a lot of that in his life.

I have 3 dogs, and we've had our share of disruptions. However, given time, things calmed down and were good.

If the food is an issue, feed Samson in a different room than the other two, at least until he gets back to his normal self.