Sunday, February 5, 2012

Now that there's no dog, I'm scared of everything

Yeeeeeah. There's no dog. And by no I mean gone and by dog I mean Zooey. What??! Well, she wasn't ever MY dog, was she? I was merely a steward of an animal that wasn't mine in any way. Sure, she had bits of my heart, but that's the extent of my dog investment. That and the tears I shed as she merrily jumped into the car of her new owners.

That said...

Zooey is gone but she's in a much better place... and I'm not alluding to doggy heaven because that would be sick. I'm alluding to a nice couple with a big house with a big yard that houses another dog as well as the knowledge that one half of this couple happens to have extensive pet care experience via PetSmart. We've also been told that at least one half of this couple is around all day. I'm positive this combination is exactly what Zooey needs. I'm positive she jumped in that Corolla and never looked back. We, on the other hand, may take a week or two.

However, THAT'S not the point of this post.

The point of this post is to point out how I live in a very old house on the borders of a sketchy neighborhood and now instead of blaming the weird noises coming from the back of the house on the dog, I have to accept it may be the robbing/creeper/raper/murdering/zombie/disgruntled ghost I always imagined might enjoy a very old house with very creaky floors.

Perhaps a heavy footed cat is in order.



Jaime Van Hoose Steele said...

Totally get a cat!!! You will feel 10 times safer and I will come visit every day while it's a kitten. :-)

KaWheelers said...

What happened to Lila?! :)

Andrea Jolene said...

Lila lives with my friend, Nicole. I moved and I couldn't have a cat in the apt :( Isn't that always the way?!?

Just a thought... said...

What happened to Zooey. Why did you decide to give her to another family? I'm guessing she was like Clifford the big red dog and just
kept growing ...and growing!

Andrea Jolene said...

Naw - she was my roomies dog and she felt she couldn't take care of her properly anymore. She required a TON of attention and my roomie is pretty busy. She would get bored and chew up the entire house and destroy the backyard. So multiple factors... this new family is MUCH better for Zooey. Tons of attention all day and another dog to play with.