dog-parents –> baby-parents September 4th, 2014

I was writing this post throughout my pregnancy… Finally getting around to publishing it now…


They only living creature I’ve ever really been responsible for is Bowser dog, so it’s really the only thing I currently have to compare for what I think parenting might be like. Problem is, I forget to feed him about once a week, lock him up in his crate when he starts whining really bad, buy him the unhealthy treats because they’re cheaper… And once I forgot I left him in the backyard for hours in the rain while I was inside working. Oops.


And then there was one night, Bowser was sleeping in bed with us, Matt jerked the covers up over his head really quickly and accidentally catapulted Bowser off the bed, flying him into the air… he landed with a thud on his little dog head. It must have been a rude awakening. So, we’re going to have to step it up I guess when baby arrives in June/July. In the meantime, we’ve decided to test all the baby gear on the dog.


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We acquired this cool high chair at Community Forklift for $25. It’s like the first thing we bought for the baby, and I think (but I might be wrong) you don’t even need one of these for like 8 months. So, we’re off to a good and sensible start. It needs a cleaning, sanding, and new coat of paint.


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But first things first, we put Bowser in it. He didn’t fall out in the 2 minutes he was in there, so we think this will work well for the baby. He didn’t look happy in there, but we hadn’t yet bribed him with Cheerios. We’re saving that trick for when it matters.



Here is Bowser testing the carseat. He doesn’t look too comfortable. Hmmm.



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Mom, look away. We did not put Bowser in the hand-me-down baby carrier that you gave us… It only looks like we did that.



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“Is this crib my new bed?! I could get used to this…”



Now this vibrating swing thing, he seemed to like.



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tags: animals, baby

3 Responses

  1. DIY Investor Says:

    Kudos to Bowser for testing all the baby parphenalia. Pay up for some good doggie treats!

  2. lil sis waz Says:

    well, that was my good laugh for the day!

  3. lindsey Says:

    Ahh I love this post! I bet Bowser is happy he helped now that Lyla is here and enjoying the fruits of his labor.

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