The Trials and Joys of Being a Furry Big Sis
While I don’t necessarily consider myself a dog’s mom, our trusty Luna thinks of herself as the biggest sister. Since I’ve been writing serious and contentious posts lately, she advised that we write something more upbeat for a change. So without further ado, I’ll hand it over to Luna to pictorially discuss her journey from only puppy to big sister:
Hi Grounded Parents readers! My name is Luna, as you know from my mom. I’ll fill you in on the rest. I’m sharing my story in the hopes of internet doggy fame, and to instill optimism in all pups with new baby siblings. So here goes!
In the beginning it was just me and her. We were like two peas in a pod. We did everything together!
A little while later, she met her future husband. We fell madly in love. He was my new best friend.
We were three peas in a pod. Needless to say, we were having lots of fun! They called me their Baby Girl, and lots of other silly names like, “Lulu Pachulia,” “Lunio,” “Lippy Lu,” and “Kudos.”
We went to the park every day, laughed, and had dance parties.
Fast forward awhile, and they got married (ah, young love!) Shortly thereafter, she was pregnant. I didn’t really know what that meant although they tried to explain it. One day they left home, and my dad came back with a little blanket that smelled new, and made me feel apprehensive but hopeful.
My folks kept apologizing for neglecting me but sometimes in their sleep-deprived frustration they’d say, “stop being dramatic.” I admit, I moped and slept a lot. They loved their new Baby Girl, but were going through more than baby blues.
Our days started blending into nights. Mom was lonely and going through the paradox of simultaneous new fathoms of love, yet feeling so unfulfilled and lonely. I just wanted everyone to feel normal again.
As the days wore on, things started looking up. Slowly but surely, my boring little lump was growing! I got to know her a little better.
And before I knew it, we were two peas in a pod!! We cuddled and laughed together, shared beds, went to the park, and used our sonic screwdriver….
I always looked out for my sister:
Next time mom was pregnant, we were all less apprehensive. When my baby brother came along, we knew what to expect! I waited very patiently to get to know him.
My patience and optimism paid off! I knew he would grow into a fun, cuddly, and playful guy, which is exactly what he did.
It has been a long journey so far from only puppy to big sister. We’ve had some rough patches, but we get through this journey together, and we’re always there for each other. My snout has greyed, but my family keeps me young at heart. We’re a big, happy family. You could say we’re like five peas in a pod! And that’s what love is all about….
Love and kisses,
All images © 2014 Kavin Senapathy