Monday, May 05, 2014

5 Ways My New Puppy is Like Writing


"Who? Me?"
5. Just like perfect phrasings and middle-of-the-night ideas, Tucker the Puppy has escaped me—three times. Thankfully, it was just to get into things he shouldn't. I'm pretty sure I saw him grin afterward!

4. They both require a lot of time and effort. Potty breaks, playtime, grooming, walks, feeding, etc. Not to mention everything you need to do for a puppy! *ba-dum-tssch!*

3. In order to enjoy either of them, you'll need a freakish amount of patience and dedication.

(Note: This is not the Patience you need.)

2. If you leave a great story idea alone, it'll steal your focus; if you leave a puppy alone, he'll steal your shoes...

1. Regardless of the obstacles they present, I love them both. :)

 
Question of the Week:
Are you a cat person or a dog person?

54 comments:

Donna K. Weaver said...

Sounds like you and your little buddy are having a good time. Great post.

SA Larsenッ said...

Very cute post. Tucker is adorable. All of these are dead on, but #3 totally hits it home for me. lol

Before a few months ago, I would have proclaimed to the hills that I'm a dog person. I still am, but a few months ago, we got our youngest child two kittens. I've never had kittens before, so I've been pleasantly surprised how much I like them. I think we lucked out, though. Both have personalities of their own and they've been really well-behaved. Even our dog of eight years likes them.

Meradeth Houston said...

What a cutie!! And very fun post :) I've been wanting a dog for quite a while now, but my landlords are a pain. I'm not really a dog or cat person though--more of an animal person, I guess!

JeffO said...

What a cutie.

Dog person. End of story.

Loni Townsend said...

Dog person, all the way. I have 3 of them (plus my husband is allergic to cats).

Tucker is adorable! I just want to scratch him behind those floppy little ears.

Angela Brown said...

Tucker looks too cute in the photos :-)

My daughter is allergic to cats so dogs it is. I'm hoping to get one for her as a birthday gift. I have a feeling I'll be discovering just how much caring for a doggie is like writing for myself lol!!

Catherine Stine said...

What a cutie! My son's super-sweet pup chewed up my $70 Mac power cord and part of our living room chair. Yah! I still love him, though that was a real test!

ilima said...

Am I allowed to say they both come with a lot of crap? lol. And I'm definitely a dog person. So cute!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That was hilarious! Yes, they will steal your shoes and anything else they can find. Maybe even eat it.
Your pup is a cutie.

Melissa said...

Awwwww. Tucker!

I like cats, but not the upkeep (spelled 'litter box') or the shredded furniture.
I'm a dog person. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Love your puppy. He looks a lot like mine. She steals socks and paper, not shoes. I keep both out of her reach now. I used to love cats, but now I'm a dog person completely.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Such a cutie! I LOVE all animals and since I am highly allergic to cats... Pups are for me!

Carrie-Anne said...

I'm a lifelong animal lover (except for squirrels), and love both dogs and cats. I probably like cats a bit more than dogs, but I must admit that one typically has more of a relationship with dogs than with cats. Cats are more self-sufficient and don't necessarily seek out human companionship or attention. My other favorite pets are rabbits, horses, guinea pigs, pigs, and goats. Someday I want to have my own small hobby farm so I can have room for all these animals, and be able to use some of them for non-meat food, like goat milk.

Carrie Butler said...

We really are! He's teaching me not to be so much of a workaholic. :)

Thanks, Donna!

mooderino said...

It's the present he'll leave in your shoe you have to watch out for.

mood
Moody Writing

Nancy Thompson said...

That's it, I'm coming out for a visit!

cleemckenzie said...

I love anything with four legs and have probably had them all at some point in time. Good luck with the puppy year. It's fun even when your costs go up in the shoe department.

e a lake said...

Great post, Carrie. Thanks! And according to all my profile pics, I'm a dog guy. lake

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Cat person all the way. But I know a cute pup when I see one. Pets and writing do require patience but they're both worth it if you love them.

Lynda R Young said...

I'm actually a cat person (I have to say that because my cat is currently staring at me), but puppies are so adorable!

Elizabeth Seckman said...

He is such a sweetie. I love both cats and dogs, though if there was some sort of law that said I could only have one, I would have a dog. But only if I had a yard. If I lived in an apartment, I'd get a cat.

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

Maybe one day Tucker will have a children's book named after him???

Mason T. Matchak said...

Now that's a comparison I've never seen before. :P But I like it.

I like dogs, but I'm a Leo, and I get along better with cats - friends of mine have sworn I speak cat. I don't own one and never have, but I figure that if I need one in my life, one will show up. ^_^

Leigh Covington said...

How can I focus on all those fun comparisons when I'm looking at all that puppy cuteness??? Oh yeah - you're awesome!

Emily R. King said...

That is the cutest puppy EVER. Yep. Cutest.

Hugs, Carrie!

Nas said...

Cute puppy,sounds like you are having wonderful together!

Chris Edgar said...

Yes, in my experience, a story's tendency to nag at me mercilessly until I write it is my main motivation for writing. Maybe that's more like a cat that will jump into your lap and walk across the keyboard until you pay attention to it. Whatever pet metaphor works, I guess.

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, SA! :)

Doesn't that always seem to happen? Whenever I make any kind of proclamation, life does its best to turn it around. LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Meradeth! :)

Aww, man. I hope you eventually land somewhere without restrictions!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jeff! That's what I consider myself, too. :)

Carrie Butler said...

Oh, he'd LOVE that. He prances up to people and waits, giving the puppy dog eyes. LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Angela!

Aww, talk about a memorable birthday. If you do go through with it, I expect to see plenty of photos on your blog! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Ahhhh! They love to test us, don't they? Mine is in the teething stage, too, so nothing is safe!

Carrie Butler said...

LOL Very true...

Thank you! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Captain! :) I learned firsthand about the eating thing this week. He's like a sneaky little garbage disposal! LOL

Carrie Butler said...

I grew up with a cat around, but she was kind of a sociopath... xD

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Natalie! I think mine read your comment and took notes. Afterward, he tried to steal my sock... while I was wearing it! LOL

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Michael! :)

Seems we have a lot of cat allergies around here. My nephew is the same way. It's horrible!

Carrie Butler said...

Now I'm wondering what the squirrels did to get on your bad side...

Oh, wow. A hobby farm sounds so cool! I hope you're able to make it happen someday. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I just fought the urge to run to my shoes and check. *gulp*

Carrie Butler said...

Yes! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Lee! :) He's definitely fun, but I have a feeling I'll need that luck!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Lake! :) Great looking dog you have in your profile pic!

Carrie Butler said...

Agreed about them being worth it! Thanks, Sheena-kay. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I don't blame you. Cats hold grudges! Haha :)

Carrie Butler said...

I would LOVE that! :) Maybe it'll go on my bucket list. Hmm...

Carrie Butler said...

And it's that sort of consideration that makes people (and animals) love you! :)

Carrie Butler said...

What can I say? I have puppy on the brain!

Oo, you could be the Cat Whisperer!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Leigh! :) That's pretty much how my work is going these days. How can I outline this chapter when he's giving me puppy eyes...

I'm doomed!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Empress King! Hugs back at ya. :D

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Nas! We're having a great time. (Aside from me having to crawl into a pee-soaked crate to lean a few hours ago. Tucker experienced his first thunderstorm, and it didn't go over well...)

Carrie Butler said...

Good point. Cats don't just ask for attention, they demand it!

Liz Blocker said...

Oh my god, he's adorable!!! So cute! What a great, fun post :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Liz! <3