Thursday, February 11, 2010

Grad school and the dog

We have a 14-yr-old Corgi-daschund mix (read: mutt) named Rusty. We got him from the pound in Austin on December 20, 1996. He is our little red-headed dynamo! As a matter of fact, unless you look at his teeth (or lack thereof), you would never believe he's a day over 5 or 6. He has been a great dog, and we have enjoyed him over the years. He loves many things in life, but several specific things rise to the top:

1. His dog door (ok, we love that too. 14-yr-old bladders don't hold as much as they once did..)
2. His morning treat
3. Popcorn, cheese and any kind of meat that might drop from the table
4. His daily walk

Well, since I've been in grad school in the evenings and Divine Hubby is busier with Chase's activities, homework, etc., poor old Rusty isn't getting his daily constitutional every day. It's more like his bi-weekly constitutional these days. Consequently, he lays around in my view with a stricken look on his little graying face. It's pathetic.
We already get up at 5:15am every day...I should probably get up at 4:30 and take the mutt for a walk, right? It would be good for this graying girl as well as her pooch. I have great intentions, and I set the alarm and everything but alas. My body simply resists the urge to see the light of day before 5:15! Maybe tomorrow. Hope springs eternal, Rusty!!! :)


Anonymous said...

Nothing like grad school to help you get your priorities in order.
Love, Eloise and Otto

Vegetable House said...

what about your dear son goes on his roller blades with the dog right after school before snack? ;)

Kristine said...

I don't have time to walk my dogs and I'm not even in grad school. So don't feel too bad about it.

Miz C (and Burton) said...

I removed anything in the 4:00 neighborhood from my clock years ago. I also removed everything from the 5:00 in the morning neighborhood. I do sympathize with Rusty, but he would not be any better off at my house. We have 4 dogs, none of which gets to enjoy the leash unless being taken to the vet. So that should make you feel better. (But, in my own defense, I do make all of Jelly Bean's dog food these days. Does that redeem me a bit???)

Anonymous said...

I think it's time to start whining for a new post.

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