Tuesday, February 10, 2009

How can you not love this face?

I thought before the baby comes, I should blog about our other baby - yes the dog! I never ever ever thought I would be the owner of a pit bull. But love of my man brought this dog into my life and I am forever changed because of it. I still remember on our first date - Ernie said my dog will love you - HOW TRUE. I still remember the first time I met him - I was so afraid to put my hand out to pet him. I was so nervous of stepping on his tail and having him bite me. And that is the best part about Diesel - he senses the fear and just parks himself at your feet until you like him. He did it with my mom too!
He has a bully side too and will try to get away with as much as possible. He takes up wayyy too much of his fair share of the bed. He has torn up the carpet in the basement, the blinds on the sliding glass door, he figured out how to open the door knob so now I have to lock it.
In preparing him for the new baby, we have taken to pulling his tail, or ears or poking at him when he is sleeping, taking his food away just making sure he does not display any aggressive behavior. Sometimes he does not even wake up. Most times he gives me a look like "oh please, it is going to take more than that to get a rise out of me."
What I love most, is that if you get mad or yell, he always bounces back. His love for us never waivers. He is as happy to see me if I leave the house for 2 minutes to get the mail or 9 hours to go to work, every time he is at the door - ready to love me. I wish more relationships were like that.
I know in a few months, our lives will change. I know everyone says the dog becomes just a dog but I hope I never forget what a great dog he is. How lucky I feel to be his mommy. How much I love his face.


M*J*C said...

Absoutley beautiful post Megan! You know how I was with my Mister, I can totally relate. I'm sure when the baby comes there will be some "jealousy" and confusion on Diesels end (he'll be like WTF? That's what was growing in your belly???LOL!), but it sounds like you're doing all the right things to get him ready.
Thanks for checking in on me too! I ended up reading "Remember Me" by Sophie Kinsella (the confessions of a shopaholic author), just finished it today. It was REALLY good! I have another of hers to start tonight, then I'm hitting up the bookstore for new ones.
As for the shopping....I did good until today...decided that I deserved some new PJ's since I'm currently living in them!

Mel said...

He is too cute. I can't wait to see him and Daisy of course. I am sooo bad for not updating my blog, but I am swamped with class prep at work, samples I have to do, we are in the middle of buying another busines, just signed up for another of my Aunt's multi level marketing things, my parents are in town to visit and so on and so forth...
Can't wait to see you in March. Time is flying by. Just asked Susan for some NY input...

Stampin' With Angie said...

I had a pit/english mix and my mother was *terrified* for her to be around Brittany when she was born (almost 18 years ago now)! Dutchess was totally deaf so we got another dog (Boxer) to be her "ears". Both dogs loved Brittany from day one but when Brittany was a toddler & Princess knocked her over in the yard, Dutchess became Brittany's protector and from that moment on would NOT let Princess get near Brittany! It didn't hurt Brittany when Princess knocked her over (she was excited to see her outside & her "tail wag" knocked her over) but Dutchess would have none of it again! I think Diesel will be just fine with the baby - probably more protective of him/her than of you two. ;-)