Dogs Don’t Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving
Packing all of your belongings into a U-Haul and then transporting them across several states is nearly as stressful and futile as trying to run away from lava in swim fins.
I know this because my boyfriend Duncan and I moved from Montana to Oregon last month. But as harrowing as the move was for us, it was nothing compared to the confusion and insecurity our two dogs had to endure.
Our first dog is – to put it delicately – simple-minded. Our other dog is a neurotic German shepherd mix with agonizingly low self-esteem who has taken on the role of “helper dog” for our simple dog. Neither dog is well-equipped with coping mechanisms of any kind…
You should click over and read the whole piece immediately. Unless you are eating, maybe, or at work in the sort of environment where fits of helpless laughter are considered ‘inappropriate’. Fair warning: If you have yet to be exposed to H&AH, it is the sort of blog that makes it very, very easy to lose all track of time. But reading it will improve your mood, and probably your day.