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Sometimes I envy my dog

Posted Jan 27 2009 5:59pm
Every envy your pet? Here's my perspective on the life of my dog.

Let me start by saying it's a good life. I get fed at the same time every day and someone always prepares my meal for me. I also get "treats" a few times an evening and I don't even have to run out and buy them. One of the best things about my life is all the naps. I can sleep 14 out of every 24 hours and nobody ever calls me lazy or depressed. There is also all the good loving. Yeah, my mom and dad disappear for 8 to 10 hours at a time but once they get home they immediately greet me with kisses and kind words. My daddy usually sits on the floor and snuggles with me for about 10 minutes right after work. Then, he changes clothes and takes me for a long walk. That is my favorite part of the day. On the weekend, I usually get to go to the dog park and meet new friends and run around off-leash.

Another thing I realy love is that I don't have any chores around the house. My only job is to look cute and stay off the couch if mommy and daddy are paying attention. Sometimes they also buy me toys and treats just because I'm so darn sweet. When I'm bad they never really get that mad at me. I do get a swat or a "bad dog" every now and then but about 5 minutes later they forget what I did and give me another round of pets and kisses. They are never mad for long and they don't yell at me. Sometimes they yell at each other and I get scared but then I see that I am not in trouble and so everything is cool.

One of my least favorite things is going to see the vet but that has perks too. I always get a treat when I'm done. I never have to decide if I need to go to the vet either. My mom and dad decide for me. They buy me insurance and they always pay my bill. Suckers!

Ok, before I get carried away... There are cons to a dog's life. I am dependent on others to go out. I do have to wear a leash when I walk. My mom and dad don't just let me visit with any stranger. I do get bored sometimes but then I forget I'm bored because my brain does not remember much for very long. Sometimes I get lonely but I do have the cat to keep me company. Overall, no major complaints here.

Thanks for listening,
Pierce (the family dog)
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