Too much Gracie


Why, Mom, why? Just because I growled a little bit at some people at work on Tuesday…I didn’t think you meant it when you said Gracie would come Thursday if I did that!

I laughed this morning when Mom tossed Gracy into the tub before work and gave her a good bath. I was so lost in the moment that I didn’t stop to think what that might mean. Yep, she went to work with us. I was not at all happy about that. She rode in my car, she ate my food, she drank my special water and she got all the attention that should have been mine. I growled every time someone pet her instead of me. Mom says I am my own worst enemy. I don’t know what that means. The pastor’s 8 year old daughter was there today and she played with Gracie and took her outside and took her in the pastor’s office to watch a show together. Then she thought she could be all nicey-nice with me after that huge betrayal. I wasn’t having any of it. Dad stopped by and Gracie thought she could have all his attention too. I was so upset  that I managed to get out the door and took off. Mom had Gracie on a leash  and was holding the door open for Dad to move some big stuff into the church, so she couldn’t exactly chase after me. She took Gracie to her office, hollered for Dad, and by the time they got outside to look for me I had decided to return, since it was drizzling rain. Mom was so mad she swatted me with the leash as I tore up the stairs. It hurt my feelings more than anything, and I knew I was in deep trouble now. Mom had a lot of work to get done, which meant that I only got a short lecture this time.


By the time we got in the car to head home Mom was in a better mood, the sun was shining and I didn’t even care if I had to share the front seat with Gracie.  I’ve been thinking, and I realize that I have to change my attitude to keep my job as the church dog. I think it will be a better night. I hope it’s just me and Mom going to work tomorrow.

Love and kisses to all. May the Lord be with you. (I am practicing.)

23 thoughts on “Too much Gracie

  1. An may thee LORD bee with you Lexi!!! 😉
    It iss not easy to share our Hu’manss iss it??? Iss Gracie yur Cuss-inn or yur Mum’ss furend?? Wee are startin to fink maybe yur Mumma wantss to adopt her so you has a Sisfur….
    Hu’manss are berry clevurr that way!
    At leest you did NOT run away….that wood have made Noodle an mee so so sad 😦
    ***paw patsss*** an ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

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    • Macy was a stray that some friends of my Dad (mostly Dad, some Mom) adopted. They don’t want her to stay in a kennel when they travel, so Dad offered to keep her for them. She really is a good little girl and I really do like her. It’s just that sometimes I get a bit jealous. You know? I don’t really want to run away, I just wanted to scare Mom, and I think it worked. He, he.

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  2. Oh my sweet girl. I completely understand what you’re going through. Just know that eventually, Gracie will go home and everything will be yours again. Do you know I’ve been swatted in my tush and extraordinary amount of times since Macy got here? I don’t know why extras bring out the worst in us but they do and our people should just understand that we don’t mean to do bad things. We’re just sad. *ear licks* Noodle

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  3. Once upon a time, when I first came to live with HER, I shared HER attention & affection with three other four-leggeds. I had to learn, just like you, that sharing our humans attention is o.k….it doesn’t mean they love us less…in fact, they love us all so much more. My brother & two sisters are now watching over me from heaven & miss those days we shared HER attention. So my advice, my friend, is enjoy every single minute that you and Gracie are together…your mom and dad love you both…and so does Gracie!

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  4. I can see by your last line that you’re turning over a new leaf, L. Another dog bogarting all the attention is stressful. But you are the ORIGINAL! Stay strong, sweetie. They’re all bound to come to their senses soon.

    Love and licks,

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  5. Oh Lexi, what a time you’ve had. Remember when you feel grumbly about Gracie or some one else getting attention there’s love enough for all of you and there is only one Lexi and No One can take your place. As for Gracie being in your car or sharing your stuff it’s hard and really not fair but sometimes even when you don’t want to you have to share. Bonnie and Belle pups understand how hard that is, they are still working on that when Bouncy Bess wants what they have. Giving you a cuddle sweet girl and a hug to your mom.

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