The Building Flood

EDY Blog LogoI haven’t published to the web site for a couple of days even though I have been writing…tomorrow will see a flood of entries.  Tomorrow will also see another form of flood:  My wife, children and myself have come to the realization that we can’t keep our two dogs, Zeke and Zoe.  No one plays with them, the neighbors tease them—Zeke is starting to act aggressively toward people on that side of the fence—and none of the family spends any time in the backyard anymore.  They need to be rescued from this situation before they are hurt emotionally or they hurt someone else.

Just teach the neighbors to not tease the dogs.  It is hard to teach children to not do what they see adults doing.  Spend more time with your dogs!  I’ve precious little time as it is and my wife and children will always come before any four legged, winged or scaly friend.  Surely your schedule is not that tight? 

Sunday:  Church meetings from 8:00 AM until about 5:00 PM.  Dinner and visiting family/neighbors until 8:00 PM.  Time with Shanna until about 9:30 PM and then bed.

Monday:  Wake at 4:00 AM, read scriptures with the family at 5:00 AM, work at 6:00 AM.  Home at 5:30 PM.  Homework with the kids, prepare for my Monday Yoga class and out the door by 7:15 PM.  Home at 10:00 PM, grab a bite to eat and straight to bed.

Tuesday:  See Monday until 5:30 PM.  Dinner and spend time with the family—yard work, gardening, homework—until 9:00 PM and off to bed.

Wednesday:  See Monday until 5:30 PM.  Meet with the Bishop from 6:15 to 7:30 PM, off to teach Yoga.  Home at 10PM, eat and sleep.

Thursday:  See Monday until 5:30 PM.  Snag a bite to eat, play games with the guys until 10:00 PM and off to bed.

Friday:  Sleep in until 6:30 AM, Yoga at 7:15 AM.  Workout with Shanna until about 10:30 AM.  Attend to projects I’ve neglected through the week until the kids come home at 3:30 PM.  Spend some time with the kids until about 9:00 PM and go to bed.

Saturday:  See Friday and start projects that I will neglect all week until the next Friday.

I give Zeke a good scratch Monday and Wednesday nights as I return home and I’ll try to find some time to throw a ball for the dogs on Fridays and Saturdays but I’m fairly sure that they deserve more than an hour of my time, if that, each week.  Even knowing that there just isn’t the time to be a good dog owner, I am still beside myself thinking that this beautiful, loyal dog that has been part of my life for two years will be spending less than 24 more hours at my home.