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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

friends at last



so unfortunately with the coming of Mason came the downfall of bailey's reign. Poor dog she was once the center of the universe and now she stands neglected in her basket. No I really dont entirely neglect her, but she definitely doesn't get all the lovin' she used to. I was actually afraid of how she would react to the baby when we first came home. Her tense muscle shaking (think dog standing outside rat cage) when she got near him at first was enough for me to banish her to the far reaches of our tiny backyard. She eventually learned that to ignore was to be ignored with the ability to be inside with her peoples. So now we've come to a truce. She still cries when i go for my almost daily walk to Starbucks in the morning with out her (she barks and drives everyone mad when i tie her up outside) but she still loves me with the undying affection that only a dog can express. She follows me around the house a sits eagerly on my every word even though i hardly direct any words towards her these days. I became jealous for awhile because she began bonding with my husband, but i realized she would take the attention wherever it came from. Not to say attention from him was sub-standard but i had always been the favorite. So lately ive been letting my "kids" get to know each other in little doses. Everything so far good on the homefront....we'll see how it goes when mason begins tugging on her ears and tail. right now she blissfully sleeps at my feet under the computer desk while mason cries in the other room. Score one for the dog.

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