Sunday, March 16, 2008

They're Baaaack

It went so fast.

I did do several things on the list, most notably painting the hutch black.

It doesn't look looks fucking awesome.

More on my virtually kid-free weekend later, I have to tell you all something that I can't believe I forgot to tell you.

Yesterday...I found my girl. She's a miniature chocolate dappled Dachshund with one blue eye that was rescued from a puppy mill. And who loved me. Really, really loved me. Not just for what I could feed her or get her or do for her but because I am snuggly and nice.

I named her Evangeline and couldn't believe it when no one else snatched her right up. I checked before I left and she was still there. Waiting for me.

$250 for a spayed, pure bred gorgeous little thing (retail value probably about $1200) for a darling little sweetie that would be my girl. My Evie.

I would wear her in a papoose.

The only thing standing in the way of my only chance for true happiness?

Mr. Ashley.

He won't let me have her and says we don't need another dog. OF COURSE we don't need another dog...but it's kind of like getting accidentally pregnant. Sometimes you know when something's just meant to be even if the timing is wrong.

Mr. Ashley's been wrong about this "meant to be" shit before and he even knows it.

Did I mention we've been together TEN YEARS this week? A DECADE. The ten prettiest years of my life.

And he can't even get me a puppy.

P.S. Catfish, I also found a Pomeranian that needs you.


Anonymous said...

Awwwww.... Men. I loved all over a sweet little Australian Shepherd yesterday with a blue eye! So, sweet and makes me sooo want a puppy. I guess I should get my kids potty trained first. I can't deal with more puddles of pee or shit to clean up. I love daschunds! They are too sweet. Evie. You NEED Evie. Get her and I'll live vicariously through you. Please?

Anonymous said...

OH, and you must post a picture of the hutch!

Anonymous said...

Yes, pics of the hutch! Did you have to sand it first? Maybe you're inspiring me to redo mine (read: making DH do it) instead of buying a new one.

You NEED that puppy!! And you can wear her in a sling! Just get her, he loves you and he'll get over it! He won't throw away the last 10 years over a puppy! :D

Renee said...

Lmao at "I would wear her in a papoose". That visual is so damn funny.

-The Renee

Katie Ryan said...

Post a pic of the hutch. I would love to see how it turned out.

Anonymous said...

I think you should get the puppy as a gift to Mr. Ashley. He couldn't refuse it right? Or maybe he has her on hold so he can get her as a anniversary gift. What a funny thought of you both sneaking at the same time to pick up the "gift".

Anonymous said...

Aww, what a sweetie! Congrats on the ten years, my guy and I just celebrated that this week too! I whined enough for another dog (that we didn't really need) that he finally gave in and got me one for Valentine's Day. Keep pestering him, he'll come around!

Anonymous said...

Dogs are cheaper than kids. Remind Mr. Ashley. of that. No orthodontics, no proms, no college tuition, no weddings. Other no's to add to the positive list, no back talk, no removing of keyboard keys.....need I continue?

I say get the puppy. The puppy needs you even more than you need it. It will be your gift to society and all dog-dom. Nice gift for the hubby. Come on, it's small. Go ahead, just do it.

Look at that blue eye.

Anonymous said...

Oh, forgot to share how we got our first dog. When excessive whining didn't work, withholding you know what did. Just remind him the huge thank you rewards he would receive for being the best darned hubby in the whole world.

When it's time to collect, just let him know that the dog needs to go out for a walk. He'll get over it.

Maddness of Me said...

Since you painted the hutch black, you need to go back to the fabric store and get that black and white fabric. Then, use it to re-upholster a black wood framed chair(s). I don't say fabulous very often, but that would be FABULOUS!

Anonymous said...

yes, please post a pic of the hutch and details for the challenged, please?

Anonymous said...

Why the fuck didn't you tell me earlier?! WHAT COLOR??? IS IT A BOY?!?!
xo Catfish.

Deb said...

You're thinking about using my baby name on a wiener dog? Then carrying it around in a papoose? I think trying for child #3 sounds like a better option. If you have a daughter, I will GIVE you dibs on Evangeline.