I love my dogs, I swear, but sometimes.........
LOSE: When you buy a raincoat for your dog to keep him dry and the burs out of his belly fur, you think he looks pretty spiffy and sporty and then you walk outside and your neighbor informs you that he looks pretty in his dress.
LOSE: When you decide it is time to try this whole dog in restaurant thing, so you proceed to do a trial run at McDonalds. You order a coffee and are focused on getting the right Euro's. When you look back up, your 85 lb dog is on his hind legs, feet on the counter mumbling in a low growl. Germans start yelling "nein" he gets down, and then you try to explain the he just placed an order for a number five with extra fries. No one smiles.
LOSE: When you are trying to acclimate your dogs to their new food and you wake up in the middle of the night to the unmistakable smell of dog poo in all its eye-watering, gag-inducing glory. Your husband proceeds to jump out of bed only to have his feet land in said poo. Does the only natural thing and flings his foot across the room, giving our bedroom wall a very Jackson Pollock look.
LOSE: When you take your very energetic dog to a very dry open field, and think " okay,I shall now let him off the leash...." 2 minutes later he finds the mother of all mud holes and proceeds to jump in, head first. You spend the rest of the afternoon, and all of the towels you own de-mudding him, in your bathtub.
WIN: When you cannot find your other slipper, only to see that Nox has taken it out to the balcony, and is using it as his pillow.
WIN: When you avoid orthopedic dog surgery that costs as much as a college education.
WIN: Having a dog that stays by your side, and even lies down on the bath or shower mat, just so he can be as close to you as possible at all times
WIN: When we pass a toddler that thinks Newton is a terrible beast, Newton walks up to him, sits, and gives him a kiss on the cheek. Boy laughs, and wants to take Newton home with him.