I have a love/hate relationship. An 80 pound love/hate relationship to be exact. My black mouth cur, Dexter. Now, I love this dog to pieces, but getting rid of him has crossed my mind a lot. Okay, almost every day since Davis has been born. It was my idea, actually, to get Dexter in the first place. I even told Michael if he didn't come with me to go pick out a dog, I was just going to show up with a new, cute puppy at the house. So, he came with me. I picked out the one I wanted anyway. And he's the runt of the litter! An 80 pound runt! If you are wondering what in the world is a black mouth cur, it's a southern hunting dog. Seen Old Yeller? That's the kind of dog we have. I don't for see him trying to wrestle a wild boar, so I think he's safe. When he was a puppy, I took him everywhere. I even tried to take him to crawfish festival and put him in a baby sling around me. Unfortunately, after several hours of driving, we arrive to find out that no animals are allowed! But little did I know in about a year from that day, I would be carrying Davis in the same sling!! Dexter is also so wonderful with Davis. It's so cute. He gets super protective and just guards his crib like it's about to be attacked or something.
Now, don't get me wrong, I still love Dexter. I'm sure if you have a dog, you can relate to me on this. I feel like I clean up more after my dog than I do my baby! He's house trained, so I'm not talking about that. But I clean the floors just about every day! This gets so old I can't even express it enough. He sheds so much. I have a furminator, and while this helps, it doesn't stop the hair from growing. This would be nice! Davis has tummy time everyday and then I notice hair all over the rug, the carpet, the kitchen, everywhere. Serenity now, people! Or he'll track in mud right after I just got done mopping the floors. Lord have mercy, that dog may end up like Old Yellar after all. (kidding..kinda)
Which brings me to my next random thought for the day. I seriously want a Shark! Yes, that's right. I am dying for a new mop. What's gets me is the price. $100 for a mop?!? What the...hmmm. I've heard from friends that it works wonders. It steams and sanitizes the floor and is also quick drying. If my birthday were tomorrow, I would ask for one, and I've never been one to ask for any kind of appliance for a birthday. What's also nice is I've heard that if there is stuck on baby food on the floor, it steams and picks it up great. I think sooner or later, I'm going to break down and buy one. I just hope it doesn't break down and fall apart!Do you have one? Do you like it? I'm trying to get more feedback before I make my big splurge....for a MOP! Wow! Never saw this coming!
I know at the end of the day, I could never, ever get rid of this dog. I love him to pieces, but my God, this whole shedding and mopping thing everyday is getting a little out of hand. And I promise, he won't end up like Old Yeller!!