As mentioned last week I’m going through a busy time at work. I worked 10 – 11 hour days last week, and expect much of the same through mid January. It’s not all bad, it’s an exciting time for our company and good things are happening so I don’t mind being busy.
On top of that we have a new dog in our house that we recused from a shelter. So needless to say I won’t have a lot of time for the blog over the next month.
One of my loyal readers Doug (aka The Referee) at Fumbled Returns saw me posting about being busy and offered to help in the form of a guest post. Knowing I had a new dog in the house – he wrote a great post about the things the Lady Friend and I can look forward to… enjoy!
SD has taken the leap into the exciting world of dog ownership so I thought I would offer up some sagely tips, tricks and advice.
First and foremost, rescue dogs make great pets! We have two retired greyhounds and have fostered 11 others.
Rescues come from lots of different backgrounds and each has a story to tell.
When it comes to raising dogs, just remember this. They are just like kids and will quickly become an important member of your family.
And just like any kid, you need to give him or her a purpose. Or in this case a chore. A cleaning activity is always a good choice!
Even though dogs do become a valuable member of the family and provide many useful and important roles, you cannot use them as a tax deduction.
Unless if you foster . . . then you can write off the expenses.
And as they get older, just like teenagers, you need to watch what they do. Especially on the internet.
And God forbid that they start socializing with the girl next door.
SD, your best bet is to treat him or her like one of the guys, offer your pet comfortable chair or sofa, a good view of the TV and a bottle of Bowser Beer!
Thanks for the awesome guest post Doug! If you don’t already follow Fumbled Returns, go check out his blog. It’s a funny mix of sports, stock, finances and his general take on every day life.
To update you on the dog, we had her for a trial week to see how things went, and it looks like we’re going to keep her. So expect stories!
I’m open to other guest posters… I’ll probably do one per week for the next four weeks or so, to help me through this busy time. If you have something funny to say shoot me an email and let me know!