the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Warning: your dogs may go batty

Earlier this week a reader named Jen sent me a link to the following video about an odd animal friendship, and I’ll just go ahead and admit that when I watched it I just sat there and bawled into the sleeve of my shirt even though all of the animals lived. Which is pretty much the standard I use during pregnancy to decide what I will and will not watch: hardcore porn with goats? Totally fine as long as none of the goats die in the end. And if you suggest I watch a television show or a movie without disclosing that the dog gets hit by a car or the horse breaks its leg, then I’ll just go ahead and FedEx a box of poop to your mother.

This video reminded me of one of my favorite Flickr contacts, Back in the Pack, the photostream of a dog daycare in Calgary, Alberta. I love checking my Flickr feed only to find photos of dogs like Teeka, Luigi, Andie, Hannah, Bailey, and Jack, animals I will never really know who still hold a dear place in my heart. They also post videos, and the following two are ones I will show to the next person who asks me whether or not it’s worth it to get a dog:

And just for fun, a link to one of my favorite dog photos ever.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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