Venus Trapped in Mars

23 June 2015

Love, General

 
I know I've discussed this before, but being a pup mom is hard stuff.  The pup kisses and nightly snuggle sessions, where one dog buries herself under the covers and cuddles into the bend of your back legs, while your other dog makes himself comfortable as the little spoon, that's the easy part of being a pup mom. That's the part I love. 

Being greeted by two tails that look like they might just detach due to sheer force when you walk in the front door.... that's the part I love. 

My two dogs saved my life. That sounds dramatic, I know, but I mean it. If it wasn't for them I never would have stayed in Dallas. I would have been so painfully lonely I would have caved and moved home, or back to Tennessee. If it hadn't been for them, I would have left Texas before I ever had the chance to meet CB. I never would have known just how incredible life really can be when you have a best friend to love. Or in my case, the 3 best friends that anyone could have.
 
I truly owe the life as I know it to my two crazy mutts. 

My life literally revolves around my dogs. P.S. I think I'm about to use literally correctly!!! I can't go anywhere without thinking about them. I have to rush straight home from work to walk them. Saturday mornings, I want to sleep but they have to be walked. I decline out of town trips because boarding is just so damn expensive. Another cocktail? Head to another bar? Ehhhhh, I gotta get home and walk the dogs. Maybe one day in the very near future (foreshadowing??), I'll have a giant yard for General and Veenie to come and go as they please, but for now, as an apartment dweller, the dog's pee schedule rules my life.

So it should come as no surprise that when a Vet says jump, I say how high? Yesterday, General had his 4th surgery since November. Each time, they've had to remove multiple teeth. The good news? Every surgery has been wildly successful, and his jaw continues to heal better than new. The bad news? Since November, I have spent over 2 grand. That is an enormous amount of money for me. 

I told my mom about the $750 I shelled out yesterday. Her response? "Aren't you glad you have that blog of yours to pay for it?" 

Well, if that isn't so true, how do Moms always know the right thing to say? This blog, which I began hoping to get free tickets (guilty as charged, free tickets are life -- also, still hoping for free tickets, k thnx), has become a stress-relieving, General's-tooth-removing supplemental income. 

Can I live off this blog? Oh dear lord, no. BUT, it is just enough to help make Gee feel like a brand new dog again. I just want to thank you guys for reading. 

General wants to thank you guys for reading. 



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35 comments :

  1. Glad he is okay! I do the same thing! My dogs are my world!

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  2. my mom would have said LITERALLY the same thing. Oh mom. glad he's doing okay and thinking of that sweet boy! also i like the foreshadowing:)

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  3. I'm so glad to hear your pup is okay! I can't imagine how nerve-wracking it must be to have your dog needing surgery. Our little pup is my life too!

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  4. I can definitely relate. I'm a dog mom of three and my life revolves around them, but they have helped me so much and are so therapeutic. My one dog always has to have eye surgeries for corneal ulcers, my boy has hip issues, and my youngest now has seizures and just started seizure medication last Monday. Unless they are new, the whole vet staff knows exactly who me and my dogs are when I have to call to make an appt. and as soon as we arrive. I might as well call the vet's office our 2nd home for as many times a year we end up having to go there.

    http://dogmomchic.blogspot.com/

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  5. So glad he is doing okay! Such a sweet looking pup :)

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  6. I feel the same way about my dogs! And yes, as an apartment dweller they rule my life! I feel so guilty being away from them for too long on weekends. Which of part of the reason why we are homebodies so often! The biggest reason I want a house is so they can have a yard! My family dog was a beagle and he kept having to get abscessed teeth removed, but that was just because he was old. I love beagles, they are so sweet. :)

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  7. Glad he is okay. Sending him speedy healing vibes.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home

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  8. Being a dog mom is so hard! Tigger had to have surgery a few months after I got him (he ate a towel and a tennis ball) and it cost 3k... I could have paid off my car with that money. Last week, right before vacation he cost 200 because he had an emergency vet visit. But you are so right, the loves they give more than make up for it. Wishing G a speedy recovery and good health!

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  9. So glad to hear Gee is healing up nicely and that he has such a good mama.

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  10. Oh gosh....I can totally relate to a puppy running your life :-) I thought I was the only crazy one running home to mine each day! Stella is going on 10 years old and has had illness after illness. So what if I've drained my savings account 5 times over? The unconditional love is totally worth those vet bills. I hope your furry friend heals quickly!

    http://leslieismore.blogspot.com/

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  11. I completely get it! I'm so glad to hear General is on the up and up. Your a good puppy mama.

    Stop with the foreshadowing! I can't wait to hear your news. ;-)

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  12. So glad General is ok! Hope he heals up quickly!

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  13. Awwwww Sarah, this is such a sweet post. So glad to hear that it helps a bit <3 <3

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  14. Glad he is feeling much better! My dog is such a huge part of me :) xx

    Rebecca - RebeccaClaire'sBlog

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  15. so happy we are all able to contribute to good health for your babies

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  16. Poor little guy!!! =\ I'm glad the surgeries have all gone well though. I definitely credit my blog income (though small!) to helping me knock out all the debt we did, as fast as we did! TGFBlogging!

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  17. So glad he's okay! They are your children basically. I am waiting for the day i can buy a dog, I've been patiently waiting.

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  18. So glad General is doing okay! I shelled out nearly a grand in October because Knox (my yorkie - also named after the University of Tennessee...) ate rat poison. I didn't think twice about paying it. I just wanted my puppy to be okay. You do whatcha gotta do!

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  19. I'm about to shell out $800 for Lily's teeth so I feel your pain and also kinda but not really wish I still blogged.. ALSO, naturally your foreshadowing sounds like we are on similar relationship paths yet again :)

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  20. Oh my gosh. Welling up over here. This is precisely why I haven't gotten a dog yet. I'm terrified of becoming obsessed - and I know I would. It would break my heart to see him/her in pain or discomfort. I'm so glad this little corner of the Internet not only brightens my day, but also helps out your little guy!

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  21. Aw your pup is so cute, I'm sorry he's had to have so many surgeries! Taking them to the vet is the worst when something's wrong, there's a strong chance I'm not allowed to go to the vet with my dog because I always end up crying (even if it's a well visit because she hates the shots!). I'm a big baby when it comes to dogs!

    Kristin
    Crumbs & Curls

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  22. I love that she said that because I think that a lot of us dog lovers love how much you love them and share them with us so if us showing up here helps them (and your wallet) out then a big woohoo for this amazing blog space. I hope he feels better soon.

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  23. poor gee!!!!
    so happy he's doing better!!!

    you're one of the best dog moms around and you should never, ever forget that.

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  24. I'm so glad your blog income can help you with difficult stuff like this!

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  25. Tears. My boyf's parents' dog died yesterday - the vet told them to come say goodbye and she died when they were on the way :( I've never had a dog but my heart broke for them. Dogs can be everything and I'm so happy to support yours :)

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  26. I'm glad that he's doing great after each surgery...:)

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  27. Aw that's so sweet! Vet bills are freaking expensive, but at the end of the day they are like our children, so it's worth it.

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  28. I'm glad he's doing so well! Another surgery, poor boy!

    And hey, thanks for making this a blog I WANT to read! It's easy to keep coming back when it's such a fun and welcoming place to be.

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  29. Glad he is healing well. People just don't realize that pets are kids too. I would do anything for my boys (and my human kids too lol)

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  30. Been there. Done that. Bought the t-shirt. My dog(s) have literally run my life for years. My Fritzle Schnitzel now has a nice yard to play in, all his own....but it turns out he is allergic to grass. Sooo, we still shell out tons of money every few months for steroid shots and antibiotics. But, my life would not be the same without him. I just love seeing General and Vinnie on your posts. Give them hugs, snuggles, and kisses for me!! :)

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  31. Ain't no love like animal mom love! I'm adopting them. Henceforth Gee and Vee are my adopted blog dogs!

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  32. Oh my goodness, I couldn't agree with you more! Our fur babies are our world and always will be, they are the best! Glad General is feeling okay. Xo, Stephanie

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  33. So Sorry you and General are going through that, but I am glad that you're able to help him! Poor dude, but is so lucky to have you as a mom.

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