Friday, April 2, 2010
Why life is forever changed...
So took the new addition (AKA Cherry) to the vet yesterday, discussed all the goings on in this week and half since we adopted her. Discussed all things puppy: sleeping, eating, chewing, growing. So then I mention the new puppy peeing every time she sees my husband when he comes home from work.
Doc didn't miss a beat... "oh that is submissive peeing.....she will eventually grow out of that."
'Submissive peeing I ask...what is that?'
Doc says, "that is when your dog believes your husband is the dominant one, the alpha male", the head honcho (added my title)....LOL. For the love of all things holy, now I have to go repeat this to my alpha male hubby!
Does this Doc not get that my life will change as we know it? I have to tell the man I love... the man who I have known nearly half my life that he is the ALPHA ALMIGHTY! There will be no living with him from this day forward!
So I come home with puppy and kids in tow and have to recount our visit to the Vet when the "alpha" male got home from work.
"Guess what the doctor said?" I ask rhetorically....."He said we have a great puppy.....she is a cutie and a mixed breed and oh yeah you know that peeing she does every time she sees you....?
Well um she will grow out of it eventually. He called it 'submissive peeing' and she does it because she thinks your the alpha male, the dominant one, the bees knees, the greatest thing since white bread..."
My husband took a moment, processed this information and said matter-of-factly...
"You know, you could learn a thing or two from Cherry."