You would think after watching Marley & Me I would feel a little more sentimental or attached to my dog. Not so. He’s really wearing on me. This morning he wakes everyone up by barking at a silly cat that’s always outside our house. He then proceeds to get loose and has been running around the neighborhood. He’s been out for about an hour now. I occasionally see him come by and take a little breather on the porch. I haven’t tried to coerce him back into the house or try to get him into the van (that’s how I usually capture him). I’m letting him be BECAUSE the house is somewhat peaceful. I’m not worried about him grabbing food, clothes or something else–disrupting my morning time with the boys.
I know I’m a bad pet owner, but I kind of wish he’d just stay out there. Give me a break.