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An Open Letter to My Dog After the Birth of my First Child

This post almost made me tear because the writer has aptly put into words many of the feelings I have towards Moon. Sniff.

The Ugly Volvo

Dear Tig,

Here’s a list of things for which I want to apologize:

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1.  I’m sorry for every time I loop your leash around the doorknob and hurriedly say, “Two minutes!  I’m going to take you outside in two minutes!”  Because I am not going to do that.  You know, as you watch me struggling to get the baby into the carrier, realizing that he’s not wearing socks and also that he’s just wet himself, that it is going to be closer to fifteen minutes.  Possibly 20 minutes.  Once in a while, forty minutes goes by and you sit, patiently waiting, attached to the door.  And I walk back into the living room to see you sitting there and yell, “Oh my god Tig, I completely forgot about you!”  And you very politely turn yourself so you’re facing the door, which is the dog way of saying, “I know you…

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2 thoughts on “An Open Letter to My Dog After the Birth of my First Child

  1. Oh babe. I may not have a dog (not now anyway) but I empathise. As you know, I would love to get one but I know that the babies will dominate all family time (it’s not their fault, just the way things are) and I can’t bring myself to take in a dog knowing that it won’t get the life that it deserves. The line “You deserve attention and love and someone who has the time to give you those things whenever you need them.” says it all. May things fall in place for you, the boys and Moon… and may our family meet our dog when the time is right.

    1. I somehow missed your comment! Thanks for the lovely note. Yes, babies do take up a lot of time which means Moon is getting a lot less attention from us. It breaks my heart though but hopefully, in time, as you have written, things will fall into place soon. And I am very sure you guys will meet your dog when the time is right! PS. Moon’s brother is up for adoption AGAIN!!

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