What your dog should expect when you’re expecting

This book has been passed around among the Children’s Librarians here for awhile and when it finally got to me,  I found out I really needed it.

Pushkin Meets the Bundle by Harriet Ziefert

Pushkin Meets the Bundle by Harriet Ziefert

It begins with Pushkin a happy dog who loves the man and woman he lives with. Everyday his owners go to work, but in the evenings they listen to music together, go on walks, learn tricks. All is well until one day they don’t return home.  When they do return they bring with them a bundle and everything changes for Pushkin.

Kate stays home. She pats the baby, but she doesn’t pat me. She plays with the baby, but she doesn’t play with me.            She kisses the baby but doesn’t kiss me.

My Schnauzer Sam(sara) is such a loving dog, but he’s also jealous. I’m going to have to read him this every night until I bring home my own bundle. (Or perhaps birth my own bundle at home).

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Samsara Dog

I have a new love. He may be old, a little scruffy, and a lot stinky but he’s so sweet nonetheless. He’s a sad/happy little thing and likes to sleep almost as much as he likes to sniff around the neighborhood. He was a shaking mess of bones when I found him at the pound yesterday, and I knew I couldn’t let him stay there.  But he’s home now and all he wants is a lap to get a a good scratch in.

He came with the name of Tanner, but I quickly I decided to rename him. At first I thought that I would call him Ewok because of his funny ears and bushy Schnauzer eyebrows… but I settled on Samsara or Sam for short. Continue reading