24 October 2007

Because I know it's wrong...because I know it's wrong...


I've learned quite a bit about being a Mum in the past two years.

I've learned how to manipulate my schedule just so to ensure my puddlebug gets his minimum four 20-minute walks per day no matter how busy, sick or heartbroken I happen to be; I've learned how to reconcile my penchant for wearing all clothing black while living in a constant state of shedded white fur; I've learned the necessity of reallocating funds away from my shopping habit to put toward his monthly insurance bill and Shady Springs slush fund; and then there are the little things, like learning how he needs his paw stroked through rough patches of airplane turbulence and how to diffuse his frustration when I fidget too much during our superclose shared sleep.

In short, since I've had my little Montesquieu, I've become a much more responsible, selfless and practical person.

So much so, in fact, that when I receive e-mails like the one today from Saks announcing the addition of "Juicy Crittoure" pampered dog accouterments to their online offerings, I can honestly say, despite my own fixation with twice daily full-body moisturizing, I wasn't even tempted to place this Pawtection softening paw balm ($28 at saks.com) into my basket.

Not even a little bit.

After all, even an entitled prince(ss) still needs his ability to grip a sidewalk.

11 comments:

Monte's former babysitter said...

For those who missed it last time I posted a link to Monte's photoshoot, here it is. Obviously the person who insulted his cutness yesterday has not seen these pictures.

http://flickr.com/photos/14585359@N00

K said...

Undeniably adorable!

Thanks, babysitter.

dc lawyer said...

I immediately want to think that anyone who buys that Juicy Crittoure crap for their dog is a fool, but then I realize how much I spend on my little one's food, treats and kennel costs (I use Shady Spring too!) and I feel like a hypocrite.

lady reporter said...

dc lawyer -

I think your initial instinct is right. I adore animals and if I had a dog, I would want to spend money for the best food, treats and kennels... But dog-paw lotion? It's non-sensical. Dogs clearly don't need it and it probably does nothing for their health considering they'd probably be inclined to lick it off. So, from those of us who truly care for animals -- you are most definitely NOT a hypocrite!

Anonymous said...

I think you should do a post on how awful high waisted pants look. Yep, just saw you on the street. Not a good look, I must say. And if you can't pull it off with YOUR figure...

"B" said...

I agree, while my dog does wear a Coach collar she most definitely won't be getting dog paw lotion.

"B" said...

with lady reporter and dc lawyer, not with anon.

C said...

Try to be just a little bit creepier Anon 1:35. Love how you didn't have the balls/ovaries to come up and say anything to her in person but you certainly didn't hesitate to rush to the Internets with your negativity.

Teek said...

As a kitty mom in Phoenix, I did have to moisturize their paw pads as the heat of the ground would crack them. I found Vaseline was the best thing to use - non-toxic, moisturizing, protective, neither disgusting tasting nor tasty enough that they'd mess with it, etc. It also does not cost $28. Crikey.

Monte said...

my paws are crackly, mommy!

Burtie Spice said...

Monte, I would give you some of my paw balm, but unfortunately my Mommy is a bit of a snob and doesn't approve of me fraternizing with "apartment dogs".

Well I'm off to search for footies in the shoe section at Barney's Co-op...ciao!