Saturday, February 4, 2012

Confessions from Finnie's Momma

I admit it. Getting Finn wasn't my idea. Well, let's rewind.

I never had any pets growing up, as my veteran readers know. My husband grew up with dogs and he wanted a dog for us, and so I went along. When it came to pick out a dog, yes, I stood amongst many choices of dogs and pointed her out and said, "That one, please." But I had no idea what I was getting myself into.

This is my first confession:  I used to google, "I hate my puppy." Yes, I thought I was going to kill her. The crying, the whining, the biting, the constant need to pee. To poop. The walking, the training, the shots, the vet. I wanted to kill her. I read every person who agreed with me - they were puppy owners who were losing they raised their dog. Then I kept reading, "wait," they said, "you will love your dog in a year." I thought it would never happen. How could I love this...animal....this dirty thing who was suddenly, and without any real planning, in my life. For like, ten years. Or more. *gulp*

So, I started to blog about Finn. I thought it if could see her grow and mature, I would learn to love her. This is my second confession: Blogging has enriched Finn's little life.  And mine.  The toy reviews, training tips, advice on Finn's wacky behavior. She has benefitted from this leaps and bounds. And so have I. I have a constant flow of different ideas from folks around the world. And for that, I thank you. I thank you for welcoming Finnie and a I into Blogville, giving us a place to laugh and share our crazy stories, and for giving us inspiration to try new things.

This is my third confession: Somewhere along the line, I didn't have to learn to love Finn anymore, I just did. I can't remember when it exactly happened, but one day I stopped dreading to take her out, I looked at her pictures and a big smile came across my face, and at some point, I knew I was sold. I want to thank you all, my readers, my inspiration, for being there whenever it was that I fell in love with Finn.  You have all meant the world to us and have made such a difference in our lives!


  1. Oh these humans, they nearly all fall for us in the end don't they? I think that blogging has enriched my life too - it provides an impetus to Gail to take me out and about with her, to interesting places that we can blog about. Also, any misdemeanour becomes an opportunity for a humorous blog post, so I am forgiven more quickly I think!
    Toodle pip!
    PS from Gail. I acquired my first dog when I was forty and the dog, Hamish the Westie, was nearly four. Bertie was my first puppy. It was quite a shock to the system...

  2. The blogging world is just the best. Finn, we knew you would win your Mom over. We are so glad that you found the blogging world. It is a whole different world to have animals in it. But it is so worth it. Take good care of Mom, Finn.

  3. Getting a puppy can definitely be a shock to any ones system! How lovely you fell in love with Finn without even realising.
    We agree with Bertie misdemeanour's become an opportunity for a humorous blog post and we get forgiven more quickly too!
    Have a great weekend
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  4. OMG! Thanks for the confession! I went through the same thing with Freddie. I forgot what it was like to have a puppy and then all of a sudden like magic, one day it passes!

    1. What a great post. It takes me back to my first labrador pup. She should never have been a house dog, a home with a demolition crew would have been a great place. When she padded her way out of our life 13 and a half years later. Part of me went with her. Same with all the paws that have followed in her wake since.
      If we were meant to have had pups :-) We would be able to speak pup :-) It comes with time :-) Besides, the pup has to train us, not the other way around :-)
      Finn, your a beautiful girl. Mom, Fin thinks your training is nearly finished :-) x x x
      luvs from Freya Rose Blossom and her mum :-) X

  5. Im so glad you came to love your Finn. You are definitely a good pet mom.

    I admit I loved all of my dogs the instant I brought them home but I did have some struggles with Bob. His puppyhood was hard Im so glad I went through it and though I hope all my dogs live forever I look forward to having another puppy. The experience of watching a dog grow is just so rewarding.

  6. My people say that my puppy years were rough. My boy Jack kept saying, "if you love me, you'll make him go away"! The nerve of him.

    But they all love me now & can't imagine their life without me. They might even get a new puppy to keep me company in the spring.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  7. Beautiful post. The the story of you falling in love with Finn. I'm pretty sure Finn was already in love with you though. They just love us so unconditionally. Yes, they grab your heart at some point and just don't let it go.

  8. We are crazy animal lovers in our house, but we would probably NEVER adopt a puppy. Puppies are just too much work. Pip was four when we adopted him and it was the perfect age.

    Thanks for sharing your story! We love Finn, too.

  9. Great story, working in rescue I cannot tell you how many times I have come across one partner who was willing and another not as excited. More often than no the unwilling partner becomes the pups best friend. Would you say this has happened here, or does Finn not have a preference between you and your husband?

  10. Hi Finn's Momma, what a great post. Blogville is just amazing isn't it. We can share our thoughts, our pets adventures and the support is wonderful. So glad you decided to blog about Finn. We have been lucky in that our pups have kept each other busy and not gotten up to too much mischief (touch wood). We get the feeling that Finn is surrounded by love now. Take care all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  11. Sweet post. Puppies can be a trail. Thunder was THE worst puppy ever. But now, I can't imagine life without him.

  12. Ah yes....our mama can certainly relate to the puppy years. Not easy!! This is a very sweet and honest post though. Blogville is a wonderful place once you give it a try! We love Finn now too!!! So glad that Finn has enriched your lives!!
    xoxo Jeanne with Chloe and LadyBug


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