Monday, August 3, 2009

No More Pancakes Jumping On The Bed!

Alternate Title: Our Little Pancake is at the Bottom of the Stack
2nd Alternate Title: I Think I'm Going to Regret this Purchase

For about 2 years Pancake was #1 in our home. Everything revolved around her and she really ruled the roost. Well, with the arrival of Shyla, that has changed. For example:

  • Poor Pancake had gotten used to getting 2 long walks a day. Now she's lucky to get one a week (to be fair, if she would behave herself when we walk with the stroller, she would still be getting 2 walks).

  • Poor Pancake had gotten used to being allowed to rough-house with Stevie. Now, to prevent rough-housing with Shyla, she has to be calm, cool, and collected at all times.

  • Poor Pancake had gotten used to being fed each day. Now... just kidding! We still feed Pancake just at different times than we used to.

When left inside, Pancake has always rearranged our things. She has never destroyed anything but she brings things that she likes into the living room (maybe to keep her company). She used to only do this when we were gone or just not paying attention....

Lately she has gotten more brave and she does it when we are home and watching her. She has also narrowed her focus to be only Shyla's stuffed animals. Still yet to destroy anything, she likes to surround herself with stuffed friends. The above picture shows her looking a bit guilty, albeit content.
You might be wondering why there is a picture of our bedroom in the Pancake Post. Well, Pancake had also gotten used to sleeping in our bed with us. Something possessed me to purchase a stark-white quilt today for our bed, however, and I therefore must insist that she keep her dirty dog-self off the white bed. Hence: no more Pancakes jumping on the bed. Also hence: I think I'm going to regret this purchase...simply because who in their right mind puts beautiful white bedding on the bed they share not only with their husband but also their dog and newborn baby?

We really do love our Pancake! She is a great dog who tries to be good. She has very appropriate behavior around Shyla. She lets me call her all sorts of nicknames, to name a few:
  • Pancakes and Eggs
  • Waffles
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Pancake-cita

(maybe I should see someone about my obsession with food...)


The Yager Family said...

Um... isn't that upside down waffles? The bedspread is gorgeous. Yep, you'll regret it. Cute posts - I can hardly keep up when you do so many at once! love it!

Your Mom said...

Love love love this extended blog! You are redeeming yourself in the world of bloggers! love the spread too...Pancake is a trooper and a wonderful "big sister"love MOM

Suzanne said...

HA! What a great post! I know (or rather our dogs know) how Pancake feels. Poor things don't get to go on any walks anymore unless it is all 5 of us, they can't just jump on my lap, I don't carry them around like babies anymore, and they are lucky somedays if I even say hello. I've been trying lately to at least give them some good snuggling once a day. That look on Pancake's face with all her stuffed sad!

Natalie said...

I never had postpartum depression after Spencer was born. But Ginger did. She didn't pep back into herself for about 4 months. Really it was right around the time that Spencer stopped crying 24-7. I think she was very very stressed. Cute post!

Blaxabbath said...

I like Pancake.

So awesome.