Morning Meanderings… The Trials and Triumphs of Owning Three Dogs


Good morning!  Friday! Lots of good adventures coming today and throughout the weekend and I am sitting here with COFFEE CUP on the cusp of my day but instead… doing nothing. 🙂

It will get busy soon. 😉

My regular readers know we have three dogs.  I did not mean to have three dogs.  Two years ago we were down to just Bailey, our now 16-year-old shih tzu.  Then Sammy (estimated at the time to be a year and a half) came along in April 2012… a stray, abandoned, unwanted cute as a button and homeless and we took him in.  Three months later we rescued Mater, an abused Beagle/Basset hound, about 4 months old and in need of a “forever home”.

Left: Sammy, then Mater

It’s funny because while they can be really fun they are also a real handful.  For instance, there is no such thing as giving one of them a taste of whatever you are eating… IE a burger or popcorn.  Nope, that is three faces looking up at you so everything is three tastes.  On the bright side… I think I may eat less 😀

Just this week I was going to give them a bone.  I buy these real meat bones from the meat department at our grocery store.  They like them a lot and the vet says it is good for their teeth.  I realized I only had two bones left in the package I had bought.  Two bones… three dogs.  I had some rawhide bones too so I gave Sammy and Mater the real bones, and gave Bailey, who doesn’t have as many teeth as the younger ones, a rawhide bone. 

I am not proud of what I did.  😯

Well, it was like having three children and one received something different.  Bailey looked at the other bones… then at his.  Then…

at me.

I felt like poo.

Thankfully I dug around in the refrigerator and did find another lone bone from another package that I was saving because I did not have enough to give all of them.  Lesson learned.  I need three of everything. 😀


Sammy and Bailey too – to the right 😉

In about 45 minutes I have coffee with a friend, then a meeting at the library, followed by a few errands to run and ending up at the gym by early afternoon. Book review up later and later yet… a fun kickoff tot he weekend post you will not want to miss. 😀

How is your weekend shaping up?  Any plans?

15 Comments on “Morning Meanderings… The Trials and Triumphs of Owning Three Dogs

  1. I think those dogs came to you for a reason. I’m heading off to a lunch for Sarah Addison Allen! I’ve never read her work yet I’m all kinds of excited.

    • The weather has really been awful this winter… we have had so many chill days with temps dipping to 30 below zero. A friend of mine just told me that their heating bill went over $1,000 last month. 😯 How can people afford that?

  2. I have had multiple pets in my younger years, but right now we just have one cat… We are ‘cat-sitting’, though, and the guy can’t figure out that he has to feed the cats at the same time. Our cat is going to be a blimp by the time the visiting cat goes home.

  3. On the one hand I want a dog (or two or three) so badly, but on the other, I can’t see walking them when the weather is as cold as it has been! If we had a yard, maybe….

  4. Awww! You are so fortunate to have so many dogs to love. i’ve wanted a dog since we got married (45 years in March). Hubby is resisting. I keep telling him, if he goes before me, the first thing I’m doing after the funeral is replacing him with a dog. 🙂

    • My hubby keeps telling me that Mater and Sammy are mine. It is true that I brought them into the home (both of them) without consulting… counting on his love of dogs to soften his heart 😉 SO far… so good… I do now however think I would get away with a 4th (nor…. do I want to!)

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