Monday, January 26, 2009

Missing the Dogs.

I miss my dogs...sometimes. I have to admit our life as been easier since I killed Milo and gave Ody away, but I do miss them at times. The biggest change since they left is the mess. Things are cleaner and messier at the same time. There is no more gross dog stuff in our mudroom, but the kitchen floor can definitely tell a difference in the dogs absence. After every meal we would let Milo and Ody in to clean up after the kids. With them gone I actually have to sweep after each meal. Well, not that I do sweep after each meal, but I should.
This is a pretty minor mess from the girls. Sometimes I wonder if they even swallow the food or if they just throw it on the floor.
Paige and Morgan will sometimes step in for Milo and Ody and clean the floor for me. They don't get it as clean as the dogs did, but they make a pretty good substitute.

10 comments:

Ginny said...

i'm sorry for your extra crumbs, but i am glad to know i am not the only one with floors that should be swept but aren't because you can't tell when i have anyway! i'm also glad i am not the only mom who allows my kids to eat off the floor...sorry you're missing you dogs :-(

Maga said...

Glad I can still see your blogs!! You take great pictures!!1 Love to all seven!!

Karina said...

love this post because my kitchen floor is a disaster after every meal and snacks and the crackers in between those.... it impossible to keep it clean with out a dog around!

angela said...

Too funny!! Your blog is so fun, I love reading your posts, I always find myself laughing out loud!! :) It looks like the girls are feeling a little better now? I can honestly say, though, that I do NOT miss our dog, Sadie!! Megan won't let it go though, she's been gone for over a year and Megan still says, "Mom, I miss Sadie!"

Mark, Steph, & Alex Toone said...

I totally know what you mean! When we moved to Cleveland this summer without our dog, I couldn't believe what a mess Alex made! All along the dog was eating more than he was and I didn't even know it.

Kim said...

Oh this post made me sad. I miss your dogs too. What really breaks my heart is Ody having to go to a new family. I can just picture him up on his hind legs begging for someone to pet him....tear.

DMJK McQuivey said...

Love your wood floors and this post is so funny. I love how "real" you are. Wish I lived close to you, we could save each other from our days.

Amber said...

I guess as an un-dog lover I'll take the dirty kitchen floor,. But, sorry you are missing them! That's part of the reason I don't want one...I hate goodbyes.

akdoxey said...

I love this picture of your girls eating off the floor, it's exactly what Paige does at my house. It's as if she knows she'll be hungry later and mom won't clean it up so she throws some, well lots, of her food on the floor.

Your blue popcorn, is it candy popcorn? So I accidentally discovered how to make white chocolate/oreo popcorn a while ago and it's too easy and SO delicious but I end up eating most of it too.

Julie said...

That is hilarious. We don't quite appreciate what we have until it's gone. I know what you mean about the house being cleaner and messier at the same time. I guess you and Mr. Swiffer are going dancing.