There is no denying I love my dog. There are more posts about him than there are me and Steven on this blog! Ridiculous? Probably to some. But in many ways Huckleberry has been a sort of lifeline for me since moving to Washington. I tease Steven that it's his fault I have such a dependency on my dog. I lived alone with Huck in a little lake house, just the two of us, for about 7 months. We grew close and soon a mutual dependence evolved I think. We simply both felt better if the other was near by. When Huck is inside he is continually by my side. My life would be a lonely one if I didn't hear his padded paws shadowing my every move.
I think because I do have such an obvious love for and connection with my dog people find it necessary to tell me that when the baby comes our relationship will change. He will no longer be near the top of my priority list and I will no longer treat him like a member of the family, but instead, he will simply become a dog.
Oh, unsolicited advice. You are a funny thing...
Contrary to popular belief, I do know my dog is in fact a dog. And I also have no doubt that when the baby comes the overall dynamic in my household will change. I don't think that means that my bond with Huck will be broken. Huck knows big changes are on the horizon. He's seen and sniffed all the new additions added to our home --the crib, the rocker, the plush blue dinosaur that resides in baby's room. Huck lays by the crib and naps while I organize our baby's clothes, books, and other things --a room that we never used to spend time in. He knows something new and different is happening. He can hear the baby's heartbeat and he can smell the hormonal differences in me.
My dog isn't my baby. I am well aware of that. But he is one of my very best friends. And as my responsibilities and interests shift and change over the next few months, so will his. When our little guy arrives I picture Huck no longer constantly under my feet, but instead by this new little additions side. Huck is a part of our family and he will always be a priority. You'll never see him banished outside to be forgotten and I will never understand the people who choose to do that (unless your dog becomes aggressive, etc. And then don't banish him, rehome him!).
Huck and I are going to be just fine when the baby arrives. So all you nay sayers who are concerned about my dog becoming a dog, you should know that he already is! And we love him just the same.
.......................Enough of me ranting, today I want to introduce you to Tara from Starletta Designs...
10 thing her late father has taught her in a recent post as well as give us a candid look into her childhood recently. And I just love her straight forward post on reasons why she will never be a fashion blogger, which I think a lot of us non-fashion blogger can really relate to. To read more from Tara visit her blog and be sure to follow her on Bloglovin!