Thursday, January 8, 2009

Luda - Bling Bling

So, some of you may be wondering why so many of the posts include Luda. Well...for one, he's our other family member! There is Creature the cat, too...but she mostly just hides under the kitchen cabinet.
For us, Luda is in some way, practice. A lesson in prioritizing. We feed/walk (let him out at least) Every morning. He gets another 15-30minute walk in the evening. Which also means...we've gotten used to picking up large quantities of poop!! We take him down to pet smart for his bath/nail clipping/tooth-brushing every other month or so.... When traveling with him, the backseat needs the sheet on it. We have to pack his food, his dishes, toys, extra long chain for putting him outside, and of course his leash....


We have to scold him about getting on furniture - and in his smart-ass (but entirely adorable) way, gets on the couch HALF WAY...

How do you scold a dog for THAT??? Its So cute! And....he's not ON the couch... He just likes to cuddle!
We have play time during the day, he has his own corner of toys...
We even have to keep things out of "luda-reach." Not to mention "luda-tail-wagging-reach."

We even dress the little guy!!
BLIIIING!!


And you might be thinking "yeah, but he doesn't scream and cry" but, if you're thinking that...I don't think you were with him the first few months we had him when he would whiiiiiiiiiiiiine and whine. He had separation anxiety and would shred things to pieces (tore up a carpet, even!) when left behind. And there have certainly been nights where he whined ALLLL night ....and jared and i would take turns getting up to take him outside (this was before we understood that the rawhide chew bones give him awful awful butt issues...). So yes, ...we have even gotten to practice the 'no sleep' routine...

So sure, there is a huuuuge responsibility difference, we are certainly aware of that!!!! But he has been a good stepping stone! if you will. And he may even always be known as our first "kid." And THAT, my friends, is why mr. Ludacris gets to be in so many posts....other than that he's just That amazing. :)

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IN OTHER NEWS...
Brooke is cool.

1 comment:

Brooke Scherer said...

damnit, she IS cool!

and so is luda. you were right, the half-on, half-off pic totally rocks. you know, having a dog can be like having a baby. there are times we've had to walk around and clean up logan poop off the floor...