Monday, November 11, 2013

a dog or a child?

cuba gets A LOT of attention at our house. i have found myself going out of my way to make sure she is comfortable. when ivory passed away, all i wanted was my dog. i couldn't wait to see her when i got home from the hospital. she helped curve my craving for taking care of something who depended on me. she was the reason i as able to get out of bed in the morning because she needed me to feed her and take her on a walk. on days when i just wanted to stay in bed, cuba would be there with me, cuddled in any of my nooks. 
tanner and i have talked about how we feel it was part of the plan to get cuba. some of you may roll your eyes and think "it's just a dog." but this dog is like my child. people told us we were shooting ourselves in the foot getting a puppy right before having a baby. that may have been true.. but since i don't have my baby, i'm SO happy to have my dog. there was a reason we got her when we did.
 ^^i'm not the prettiest in the mornings, but cuba doesn't care ;)
  ^^we have a faux fur rug in the office and cuba can make it look like it snowed in there. i somehow still find it funny.. even though she can be a stinker.
 ^^tanner always holds her like this for some reason
^^she loves to be warm
 ^^you can't see the space heater she's lying in front of
 ^^she loves attention and to cuddle. i've never seen a cuddlier dog.
 ^^well, she kind of demands for attention..
 ^^and she will get attention in any way. i got up for two seconds and she was already in my spot. oh, and she's in heat.. that is our sad "diaper" we made when we ran our of her real diapers.
 ^^as you can tell, cuba takes over my life. i tried to balance it out by getting a goldfish. so this is bieber.. but bieber died after 2 days.



  1. HA! her diaper kills me! I love your dog too!

  2. Aww cute Cuba!! I'm glad you have her too!

  3. I've always believed that dogs have a greater sense of human emotion that some people. They are the best of friends and can always tell what you need. I know my dog(s) have/has always been calm when I need them to be and excited when I need a laugh. They are just the best. I glad you and Cuba have each other!

  4. hahahaha i love the picture of cuba in a diaper. i am so glad cuba is there for you, dar. puppies really are the best comfort.

  5. that is the sweetest! it is so comforting when we can recognize the hand of the Lord in our lives. Especially during the challenges we face. That Cuba is a cutie.

    hahah i love cuba.
    Dogs are seriously the best therapy. really indescribable comfort.
    shes so hilarious in these pictures.
    One day I"ll make he cuddle with me. When she's off her womanly duties haha.

    haha and poor beiber.
    theres always a next try for fishies.

  7. I love all your cute Aztec rugs! They appeal to my New Mexican heart!

  8. Darlene, Remember that time you bought me a fish for my birthday and my friggen kitten ate it? I love that little bowl, and Cuba is adorable. She's perfect for you.


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