Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm so peternal, it hurts.

So, I think that instead of lady ovaries, I have lady dog ovaries. Seriously, I cannot watch that Sarah Mclaighskdjan ASPCA commercial without sobbing (I'm not kidding - do not look directly into their eyes!). I have to be dragged away from the open box full of wriggling puppies at the farmer's market. When I am sad and lonely, I log onto petfinder.com and get sadder and lonlier because none of those pups will be mine. It's not like I don't have (or have had) a dog. Claire is kickass in her own way, but belongs more to my parents now than me. There was also Zealand, who was tragically lost to BreakUp06. And yeah, this is probably not the best time to have a dog. I work 60 hours a week. My relationship is only a year old and probably isn't dogproof yet. My landlord kind of said no dogs in the lease. That said, I want a puppy, damnit! Clearly, I've forgotten all of the literal shit that goes along with raising a dog and what little assholes they can be. I've lost countless shoes and undergarments, but I still want one. Bad. So bad my heart hurts. Ouch.


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11 comments:

Matt said...

What is "peternal"?

gathering dust said...

Oh goodness. I definitely understand about Sarah's ASPCA commercial - just the strains of the music come on, and I know what it is, and I am a sobbing mess.

I want to save the world one animal at a time.

blythe said...

matt - get it? maternal but with pets? peternal? no? ok.

gd - i know! let's start today.

Matt said...

I got it now. Thanks.

Michael5000 said...

Oops, shouldn't have watched that video three weeks after my cat died...

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V. S. said...

you can have mine. come get them. now.

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Dogs are the greatest! I hate that commercial too...I always change the channel. But then I feel bad because I couldn't help them.

Colleen said...

I love peternal! I'm going to quote you on that probs very soon. Hey, want a little black lab who washed up in the storm?

Boutinal said...

do it. get a puppy. I got mine 6 months ago and am never alone or without adoration of the fluffiest bestest variety. do it!

You Know Who said...

As I understand it, the dog(s) you own have a penchant for vomiting in the back seats of cars...

blythe said...

penchant. look at you using big words! i don't know what that means. i can never counter with anything worthwhile when you bring up the fact that my PUPPY ACCIDENTLY puked in your mom's car 18 years ago or however long ago it was. p.s. do you think we'll ever talk to each other in person again? let's bet!