Puppy Dog Tales
From the “Because We Need One More Reason to Wash Our Hands” file: Barky has an eye infection. Yummy. His eye started watering last Thursday, so we made an appointment for him to get some routine maintenance done–trust me when I say that you don’t want to know what’s involved–and have the vet look at his eye. She confirmed that it’s an eye infection, and asked if he’d been to the dog park or hanging out with other dogs, since the infection comes from direct contact. We told Barky not to kiss strange dogs–as if he would listen to us–and now we’re squirting goop into Barky’s eye twice a day to kill the other goop. And giving him pills twice a day, since the infection is so bad. Yippee. It did keep Barky from meeting his cousin Spud, however.
This Spud’s for You
Who’s Spud? Spud is Auntie Banana’s new dog, who came over to visit today. It’s been far too long since we’ve seen Auntie B, and while we walked down to our favorite local java shack*, we chattered away to each other about everything that’s happened in the last several months. Auntie B is enjoying her new job, new digs (living with Boyfriend), gardening, and especially hanging out with Spud. We hope to have Auntie B and Boyfriend here for a swim soon, and if you want to know more about whassup wit’ Auntie B–you get her to restart her blog. I can’t.
*Why our favorite? Not only can we walk to it, but it has a changing table and diaper garbage can in the bathroom; an armada of toys, including an exersaucer; and a high chair, and I’m not talking about no wooden tower with a lap strap that a rock could squirm out of, I’m talking about a full on Graco high chair with a Nascar-approved five-point harness.
BabyCenter recently invited me to join their exclusive alpha mom club (read: “survey group of chumps”). Hey, I kind of like that . . . alpha mom . . . I get it–that’s kind of like “alpha dog.”
Waitaminnit–did BabyCenter just call me a queen bitch?
Anyway, even though I updated my registration with them, BabyCenter insists that I’m a mom:
BabyCenter would like to invite you to join The BabyCenter Alpha Moms Panel!
What is The BabyCenter Alpha Moms Panel?
It’s an online community of active moms who are passionate about sharing their opinions on topics related to parenting from expecting your first to choosing a preschool.
So far they’ve asked for my opinion on topics ranging from my age to my gender to my income level.
That’s OK, I have my own sources to find out what alpha moms do. According to inquiring minds who have checked it out, they spend their days ROTFLAO while debating which mascara makes their lashes longer and debating whether 10-year-olds should wear lip gloss on the shooting range.