Meet CJ, my daughter, and my loyal heeler/pitt bull Penny (the Dog-Dog).
GETTING TO KNOW ME || I’ve always been a dog/cat person. Penny was at our Pirate Wedding, although inside her mother’s belly, technically she was IN our wedding… Mary is Penny’s mom, who is my brother in law’s dog. We always wanted a dog like Mary, she’s the best. And when she got pregnant, we claimed the right to choose a pup from her first litter. After walking around the wedding location in the woods for three days, Mary had her littler only 4 days after the wedding. We chose Penny from the litter with no regrets. I was in love! We got what we hoped for, as Penny ended up the most-like-Mary out of both litters she had!
Penny is extremely loyal and attentive to me. We also ended up getting another dog, Jax The Last Straw, about six months after we got Penny. They grew up together, and we just couldn’t watch him go to someone else (he was another one of my brother in laws dogs, and he got to be too much for him to handle). I managed to train Jax, and he’s now a great dog. Penny & Jax are total buddies, but Penny is my dog. She’s the dog I dreamed of having, long before she came into our lives. And even though I trained Jax on my own, he’s totally my husband’s dog now.
It’s funny because we choose Penny to be OUR dog. Yet, Jax chooses us to be HIS family. Where Penny keeps us entertained and this smart dog keeps us on our toes, trust me. Jax is the handful that keeps us safe, and we wouldn’t trade for the world now. Funny how life with dogs leads to kids… I know ours did.
You’ll see her at my heels in almost every video of us on our channel. She never leaves my side. And she loves, loves, loves my baby…
Five Reasons That Having Dogs Before Kids Made Us Better Parents
1. Roles. Who does what
2. Love. How to give it and share it
3. Discipline. Discussing when and how
Celebrating good behavior and giving praise together!
4. Sacrifice. How to organize your time and make plans
5. Priorities. The importance of you, your marriage and others
I feel strongly that my husband and I, come first.
Here’s why getting a puppy, when you have a baby is a bad idea…