An update on Sir Buster-Boo

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Well, we have now had Buster for about 2 and a half months, and is it weird if I tell you I can’t really imagine him ever not being here? That’s a strange feeling, you all, especially because Garrett and I have lived together for 4 years without a dog, and this whole evolution from “squeaky clean house” to “every surface possible covered in dog hair” has definitely been dramatic.

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But we super duper love him, and now we just ALSO super duper love for bi-weekly swiffer-fests and hard core vacuum episodes and I’ve even been fantasizing about purchasing a steam mop. WHO AM I? It’s amazing how things change.

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Wow, just re-reading that made me feel like I should be buying Buster a precious white onesie and a “2 months old” sticker and doing a photo shoot with him sitting on our Ikea-knock-off wannabe Herman Miller furniture. (And then of course posting the pictures to Pinterest.) But I won’t do that, I promise. I also solemnly swear to never call him my “Fur-kid” even if that is totally how I treat him. Last week I bought him a jacket. I mean, HE WEARS A FREAKING FUR COAT ALREADY, but you guys it’s been really chilly around here! And besides there isn’t much cuter than a dog in a jacket. (Or quilted down vest, as it were.)

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Tough competition though is a dog standing next to a fire hydrant. We took him to a park across town the other day just for a change of scenery and I’m pretty sure I have now witnessed a dog’s mind being blown. Between the squirrels and the people and the other dogs and an actual dog park where he could run around to his little heart’s content — well, let’s just say he slept good that night.
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He is also learning new skills, which has been fun to watch. When he showed up, if you remember (and I don’t expect that you do) he couldn’t fetch. He just…wasn’t interested in toys at all. I don’t really think he understood “toys.” He still doesn’t quiiiiiite get the whole idea of fetching, although he is making TONS of progress; however, now he TOTALLY gets how crazy fun his toys are and sometimes gets so focused we can hardly talk him into having a doggie photo shoot.

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Anyway, all of this to say — since I don’t have a kid I’m now becoming a crazy person who writes about her dog! Doggie-blogger! ha! But you know, I think I will wear that hat proudly because the laughs and the fun times that he has brought into our lives in the last two months have been awesome. Like the other night when he realized that if he barrels around the corner with a running start, he can get enough air to dive ONTO OUR BED OMG!!!!

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I want to tell you we disciplined him, but we were laughing too hysterically at his creativity. Luckily I think when he got up there he had no idea what to do (or even how to stand up) which freaked him out a bit and he hasn’t done it since. This strategy will surely be the chink in our parenting armor, but whatever. We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

He’s a good boy this Honey Boo Boo/Buster/Buster-Boo/HBB little dog. Always offering a kiss and a snuggle, and of course if you would like to share your cookie with him, he will clear his busy schedule for that too.

Come on...just one bite.

What a guy. :)

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12 comments to An update on Sir Buster-Boo

  • sizzle
    November 13, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I love that you have a dog (and you keep us updated!). He’s so adorable. I’ve never not had a pet and so this warms my heart. I can’t wait until we can get a dog (though I am certain my cats will not be thrilled).

  • AndreAnna
    November 13, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I love him. I want to squeeze him and call him George.

  • Andrea
    November 13, 2012 at 10:56 am

    OMGosh, I love that photo of him at the hydrant. He looks so crazed!!! Hahaha, amazing. He seems like such a sweet little guy. It’s amazing how much getting a dog can change your life. I’m still amazed at how much our dog Riley brings to our lives. We’ve had him for about a year and a half now and still I find myself EVERY DAY saying “I can’t believe we ever lived without you, buddy! WHO’S THE CUTEST DOG FACE IN THE WHOLE DOG FACE WORLD??”

  • Bob
    November 13, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I love the pictures! I know what you mean about feeling like your dog has always been a part of your life, that’s how we feel about our dog. And the best part is – we still laugh every day at something he does, almost 3 years after adopting him!

  • jodieg
    November 13, 2012 at 11:56 am

    This totally made me smile. I love when people love… Be it an animal, a person, an object etc. It makes me happy to see other people feel love. And just a thought (no pressure) maybe when/if it ever becomes time for you and your man to make a baby…. Maybe, just maybe… Yall should consider adopting a child :) have a great day!

  • Denise
    November 13, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    As my instagram feed is almost entirely pictures of my dog, I fully supoport doggie blogging

  • Amanda
    November 13, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    I love the pic at the top! FYI – sheets of aluminum foil will generally keep pets of beds/couches as they dont like the feel/sound – it’s cheap and can easily be moved when you have visitors or would like to use the couch yourself. It works for my little monster anyway (Cavalier King Charles). Coats are perfectly acceptable in cold weather – I draw the line at ‘outfits’ although Halloween is kind of fun even just for the horrified looks you’ll get from your pooch when you velcro her in to her Wonder Woman costume :)

  • LizScott
    November 13, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Doggies are the best. I love that he is a part of your family now! And yes, we are similarly ridiculous – we BOTH take Moose to the vet b/c, I mean… it’s the VET! I want to be there WITH HIM!

  • Caity @ Moi Contre La Vie
    November 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    He really is a beautiful dog! Such pretty hair & eyes, and quite photogenic too. It’s a good thing he likes to smile for the camera since Garrett’s so camera-shy! :)

    I couldn’t commiserate with you more about the hair issue… White apartment + 2 black cats = FOREVER UNCLEAN. Oh, and bonus, I haven’t eaten anything without hair in it in like two years.

  • Maureen
    November 14, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Ha! This is good practice for having kids, sometimes it is hard to discipline them when you should, because they are so cute you just want to bust out laughing instead!

    We have 2 cats and 2 big dogs, and Dyson is my friend.

  • KellyBrown
    November 16, 2012 at 9:31 am

    You need a Miele Olympus vacuum for the dog hair. It is AHMAZEBALLS! We have Oscar the Pug who leaves more than his body weight in fur on the floor every day. Dyson did nothing. Miele. Those Germans can make a damn fine vacuum.

  • Megan W
    November 17, 2012 at 8:30 am

    I love the dog updates! What a sweetie! Dogs are a lot of work, but I can’t imagine life without them :)

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