Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Pawgress" Report..

Just picked the pups up from Doggie Day Camp (yes, we do send them to camp.. it tires them out AND they have attention while we're not home and don't get home until late on Thursdays, don't judge) and as I was leaving I asked, like I always do, how they did.

Apparently, Zoey, the adorable, lovable, affectionate little dog, was sent for a time-out from camp this morning. She was in trouble for fighting. After I found out I was immediately ashamed of her behavior. I began asking a million questions like, "Was it her fault?", "What happened to the other dog?", and "What can I do for next time?".

I began to wonder why the cashier looked at me funny and simply replied, "Ma'am, it's okay.. she did fine in the afternoon."

Seriously? Now I can relate to the parents I talk to daily. I can empathize with them a bit about how it feels. I know what it feels like to have your angel dog get in trouble. I know it's not exactly the same, but I can totally feel for them! It sucked to hear she was naughty and had to have a time-out.

Oh and remember when I said I was starting to not care about things and my anxiety was totally decreasing? Yeah.. that went out the window today when I received a less than satisfactory grade on a graduate paper. Apparently I can't deal with not being perfect and sob like a baby to my mother about how unfair life is and how I couldn't possibly receive a grade less than an A. Glad to know that I'm still able to stress out like a maniac over little things. Phew. That's a relief.


littlesack said...

i stress like a maniac's who you are. just make sure to take some wine in sometimes. =)

Anonymous said...

My problem is that I stress out like a freakazoid over EVERYTHING! Where did I get to be like that for goodness sake?! That is so friggin cute about your pups! Where can you take dogs for that type of thing? It's nice to know that you can have them in a safe place if it's going to be a late night of work or school.

Allison said...

Oh my goodness! That is so funny that they give dogs "time-out" :) heheh. I'd totally send my dog to daycare too, if we were both gone all day long :)

Sue said...

Good thing your mom has been trained to deal with "meltdowns", isn't it? Wait! You don't think you got that stressin' out stuff from me, do you? Man, I hope not. Makes me want to freak just thinking that I did that to you!

As for Zoey - how do you "punish" a dog for misbehavin' at day care? Don't think grounding her from watching TV is going to make much of an impact. And with that lazy dog, sending her to bed woujld seem like a reward. Actually, I prefer to think that two other doggies were not getting along and Zoey was just trying to help straighten things out and she got accused of misbehaving by accident. Certainly, my granddogs wouldn't misbehave. Don't the folks at PetSmart realize that?