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The Other Women

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G has another ‘lady’ in his life.  We started off good, but then when she realized I was staying she turned bitchy.  She use to sleep in the other spare room but when I moved in she wanted our bed.  Well, to sleep on my side to be exact.  She follows him everywhere, even goes to work with him!  Now she has taken over my island (my part of the couch) and won’t give it back.  And she snaps and snarls.  She is Cracker of course, G’s dog, and she is getting mean in her old age.


We argue almost every night.  She never use to sleep with G,  the spare room use to called ‘Crackers room’ because that’s where she goes for her nights.  Not anymore, now she sleeps full out on my side of the bed.  We argue, I try to move her, she growls and snaps.  I get fed up, G makes a comment ‘my girls are fighting again, can’t you two just get along?’ and I usually end up sleeping curled up around her.  She is one tough chic!

I know this may sound crazy, and of course we have already established that I am, but I think Cracker understands English.  No I mean REALLY understands.  It’s scary and I end up feeling bad if I say something mean to her cause she has the saddest sulk and looks at G like I burned her puppies.  She watches tv, her favourite show is Wilfred (one of my favouties as well!)   I talk to her, yes normally like she’s a person not a child.  Not that a child isn’t a person.  Sheesh hopefully one day this won’t hamper any adoption procedures!  She listens, well I think she does and most of the time understands.  But, she doesn’t understand sarcasm.  I keep discovering this and end up feeling awful.  Sometimes she’ll come into the bedroom, and I’ll say “I’m sorry Cracker you stink too bad to be in here, you must sleep downstairs” and she’ll give me the saddest look and turn around and go downstairs.  My calling her to apologize doesn’t work (she isn’t smart enough to use the phone ;) and her pouting is usually long and painful.

I love her.  I really do, she is the best, smartest dog ever!  Even through all our ‘issues’ I could not ask for a better one.  I am so thankful for the animals in my life, I can’t imagine a life without them.  They bring so much joy to my days, and warmth to my heart (and lap!!)  Life would be one miserable existence without pets.  So thank your pets today, give them an extra treat, let them sleep on your chest a little extra longer, and go for a long fun walk.  Pamper them, appreciate them, and love them more each day!

If You Can?   author unknown

If you can start the day without caffeine,
If you can get going without pep pills,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can e at the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can forgive a friend’s lack of consideration,
If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when,
no fault of yours,something goes wrong,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can ignore a friend’s limited education and never correct him,
If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend,

If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

If you can say honestly that deep in your heart you have not prejudice
against creed or color, religion or politics,

Then, my friend, you are almost as good as your DOG.
Almost, but not quite.

4 Responses to “The Other Women”

  1. eRnA says:

    BRILLIANT!!! … ALL of it!!!! Thanks Mary!!! :)

  2. Sandra Spicer says:

    love it!

  3. Queen Mum says:

    You had me worried at first. Love your sense of humour

  4. Lise Garneau says:

    I was thinking…who is this super human, who can accomplish all these things. A lesson to learn from our loving pets. Thanks Mary.

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