An end to the chaos

The dog will be going home soon. That’s a bit of a relief, although I’m a little sad to see her go. No really.
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The dog’s been an interesting house guest. And reasonably well-behaved, if you discount the chasing of the cats, the barking at everything, the excited peeing (she pissed three times yesterday while I was alone with her). I think it’s pretty fair to discount all that, since it *is* typical dog-like behaviour — though I’m sure the peeing can be controlled with time and training. When she wasn’t doing all that stuff, she was really quite fun to have around. I’ll admit that.
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The problems were still worth noting: I’m allergic to dogs. I can’t have them around without getting itchy rashes, or having breathing problems. It’s something I won’t easily be able to overcome. Also, there’s the cats; I can’t have a dog while the cats are around — it’s just that simple. And finally, there’s that great big lifestyle change you have to make. It’s like having a clingy girlfriend or a child. While R’s working on her MBA, and I’m working on my art studio, and we both have full-time jobs, a dog (or a child, for that matter) won’t work for us.