Friday, September 25, 2009

Our Fluffy Child

Our dog is an Alaskan Malamute whose name is Chena. Chena is not so much a dog.. but mine and Trevor's child. I have never been an animal person, but our fluffy monster has us wrapped around her paw. Here are the top ten reasons Chena is more like our child than a pet.

#10:We spend way more on her at the grocery store than we do on our groceries.

#9: When Trevor is home and sitting at the computer, Chena jumps right on his lap. For a normal, small dog this is normal.. however for our huge ball of fluff, this is quite the phenomenon. Trevor taught Chena to do this, but was wishing he hadn't when he had poison oak. :)



#8: If Chena is wound up from not enough attention, Trevor will take her on a ride in the jeep around town to calm her down.

#7: Chena is like a bully/spoiled child. She has figured just how to be a little stinker. She will ignore a toy for months until Josh's (Trev's brother) dog Nala is interested in that toy. All of the sudden it's Chena's favorite toy. She has also found that if she gets a running start to jumping on me, it will knock me over.

#6: Chena often ends up in our bed in the middle of the night.... right smack in-between Trevor and I.

#5: On Christmas Chena not only gets presents from us, but from both sets of grandparents. Trevor's mom even made her a blanket one year.

#4: When she does something bad, Trevor's excuse for not getting after her is, "but look at that face!"




#3: When we end up grabbing fast food, we have to get extra hamburger for Chena. She usually ends up with a kids meal, complete with the toy. :)

#2: It is a rough start to the morning if I do not pour her a bowl of cereal while I am having my breakfast. And don't even think about giving her dry cereal unless you want a very angry dog.



#1: If she doesn't get her way, she can throw a mean temper tantrum. These tantrums include throwing herself onto her back and kicking her arms and legs while yelling. This is true... just ask the dog trainer. :)

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