How Moving Can Destroy Your Dog (Funny)

On our second official week of Funny Friday I wanted to share with you the work of a girl that I went to high school with. I didn’t actually know her that well and now reading how hilarious her writing is I wish I had.

I’ve only included the first part of her blog post here but I’ve linked to her site so you can read the rest.  It’s a little on the long side but I strongly encourage you to take the time as it WILL be worth your while!  Leave a comment below to let me know if you like these Funny Friday Posts.

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.

When we started packing, the helper dog knew immediately that something was going on. I could tell that she knew because she becomes extremely melodramatic when faced with even a trivial amount of uncertainty. She started following me everywhere, pausing every so often to flop to the ground in an exaggeratedly morose fashion – because maybe that would make me realize how selfish I was being by continuing to pack despite her obvious emotional discomfort. Read The Rest on Allie’s Blog Here

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  1. Annette says:

    Sorry I find this much, much too long winded. It is funnier to be brief!


  2. Kay says:

    This is hilarious, I found myself laughing out loud. It brought back fond memories of my long ago Irish Wolfhound puppy that had to figure out how to get across the kitchen floor in order to go outside. He would stand at the edge of the carpet with dread in his eyes and his whole body trembling at the thought of trying to get all four feet to go in the same direction at the same time without carpet beneath them. Of course all of this drama happened when we brought him to our house from his puppy home, so it was quite an adventure for the little guy. He eventually mastered the floor, but I don’t think he ever trusted it.

    Funny Friday is Great!


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