having a dog is all new to me
i have never been a pet owner
growing up i didn’t have a dog, or a cat, or a fish
Will on the other hand grew up with dogs
he is a dog kind of guy
he had been talking about getting a dog for quite some time but because we lived in a one bedroom apartment that was too small for the three of us as was, we didn’t have a dog
and then we moved into this yellow house with a yard
so it was just a matter of time
even though we had started looking at dogs that were possibilities, Foxy came to us in a way
our neighbor found him wandering the streets in our neighborhood. he was a stray
i like Foxy
he is a good dog for the most part
he is good with Lily. he listens. he likes to cuddle
but as good as he is, there are things i do not like (or have not gotten used to) about having a dog
the little things are:
waking up to dog pee and poop on the kitchen floor because sometimes he goes to the bathroom in there during the night. i know, GROSS!
dog hair. extra vacuuming. who wants that!?
dog toys all over the floor. ocd. sorry
extra bills. dog food, vet
the BIG thing is:
ugh, just typing the word makes me itch
Foxy has fleas
not the big huge fleas that cling onto the skin but the little black ones that look like ants but either way, FLEAS
there is a dog with fleas in my house
we bathe him with flea shampoo (sometimes twice a week), we spray him with flea stuff, and still, he has fleas
perhaps if we lived somewhere where it got cold (no this isn’t going to turn into a rant about how hot it is in miami), he wouldn’t have so many fleas. fleas thrive in heat, right?
so, right now as much as like Foxy, i don’t like Foxy
because he has fleas
what i would like to know from you dear readers who are dog owners is: how do you keep your dog flea free?
please tell me…. (i’m itching)
happy flea monday?