Kiss Your Dog
Do you kiss your dog? Happy Funny Bone Monday, by the way! Today’s funny dog videos are all about kissing your dog, and we’re beginning with a comedian who got his start on America’s Got Talent, Drew Lynch. He has a stutter, and a service dog. I love watching his dog vlogs, especially when his Vizsla, Stella, puts her head on his chest when he gets worked up. She’s a good dog. And he’s a funny guy. Take a look at his response when someone wants to pet his service dog:
That might feel a little extreme, but I’m imagining having a baby in a stroller and someone walking up asking to hold it, then making kissy noises when I say no. I’d blow a gasket. But back to the question of the day – do you kiss your dog? And does your dog like it? Hmm.
Those cracked me up! My own dogs don’t like being kissed. Well, except for Gadget. He makes a beeline for my face and licks like crazy. To be frank, I don’t kiss my dogs. Mostly because they respond like the dogs in that video. And then I watched dogs licking their humans in slow motion …
Ew. My low immune system self sees all kinds of problems for me with this. It’s a chemo thing. I’m so cautious, now, where I never was before. But these humans and dogs are obviously in love. Kiss your dog for me, will ya? Right now I’d rather my dog be licking a Jones Natural Chews bone than licking my face.
Last, let’s take a look at the germaphobes who own dogs.
I don’t think there’s any one “right” stance on dogs and kissing. If you kiss your dog, more power to ya. If you let your dog lick your face, by all means, enjoy it. If it grosses you out, that’s fine, too. Our bigger dogs don’t lick, and that’s great. The lap dogs do, but I restrict it to hands and feet, not my face. I’m not a germaphobe, but I do have sensory issues (thanks, ADHD), so the face is off limits. No dog is harmed by it. It’s all good.
Quick Chemo Update
My fourth of twelve chemo appointments was last week. As expected, the nausea issues have gotten better, as well as the disorientation. I handled it so much better than the last three. But, as expected, the tingling, cold sensitivity and exhaustion are a little worse. I can live with that. I don’t like it, but better that than death by cancer, right?
There are things that bother me. I had a mini-meltdown last night. I can’t do simple things right now, which makes me crazy. Like load the dishwasher or fold clothes. I’m sure I’ll be doing those by tomorrow, but not being able to do little chores on any day is sad. I just have to remember to take things slowly, one day at a time. Part of the sad is asking my family, over and over, to do the small things for me, things I could do just a few months ago. I have to remember, too, that it won’t be an issue just a few months from now. This is temporary. It all just feels very permanent at the moment.
Enough of my whining! I’ll be springy and jovial again tomorrow morning, I guarantee. I can just feel it! And tomorrow we’ll have a Jones Natural Chews giveaway, just for you! So come back tomorrow and play along, because your dog wants you to.
Spreading the good chews …