I remember the day we got home from the hospital with the twins – well not really it’s all quite foggy. I was sleep deprived, terrified, excited, exhausted, and emotional. I had my hands full. The next day I looked into the eyes of my dog, Carrie Bradshaw, and it hit me – I forgot to feed her.
I remember crying and saying to my hubby, “I forgot to feed our first born!”
He calmed me down, I dried my tears, I got over it, but since kids she definitely has taken the backseat.
Before twins, we would take her places, out for car rides and walks at the park. It wasn’t unusual to see us at the park three times a week. Sadly I think we have only been to the park twice in the last 17 months.
Well, we went yesterday. Carrie Bradshaw was as happy as a clam! I had to ask a stranger to take a photo of us, as my sister didn’t believe we were there. That was a little awkward in itself – but hey, what I won’t do for my sister 😉
Yesterday was a beautiful day, sunny and a slight breeze. The boys loved being at the park and pointing out all the dogs.
We meandered through some trails, totally sheltered by the trees and arrived at the dog park.
I remember before kids, hanging out in the dog park and some crazy parents would bring their kids into the park, and let them walk around, with all the random dogs roaming. I thought it was crazy because dogs are unpredictable. I swore I would never do that. Well, I assessed the dog situation and decided to chance it, and leave the kids in the stroller (obviously!)
I won’t drag this out – nothing happened – it was fine. Great actually. We just strolled through, Carrie had a chance to sniff some you know whats, the boys got to wave and say “Woo Woo” to the dogs, and we were out the other side in a matter of minutes.
This lovely day at the park just reminded me that I need to take more time to give Carrie some extra attention too. She was very happy seeing the dogs, as were the kids. I have to admit I sometimes still forget to feed Carrie – perhaps that’s why she does such a good job cleaning up after the boys (even eating veggie straws). But this day out in nature was good for all our souls.
Anyway, it’s hard neglecting this fur baby when she is so cute!