Want to find out if you're living in a state that matches your mood? Here's a link to the article and quiz: http://science.time.com/2013/10/22/the-united-states-of-attitude-an-interactive-guide-to-americas-moods/. According to this, I should pack my bags and move to North Carolina, while my husband would move to the Louisiana bayou. I think you'll agree that the results of this test are especially subjective towards women based on our fluctuating moods at any given hour of the day. I wonder what the margin of error was when factoring our answers when suffering from P.M.S. I heard that people are already experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder since the time change. I know my body still hasn't adjusted and apparently neither has my dog's bladder, which awakens both of us an hour earlier, sometime around 5 a.m.
On the subject of dogs, here's another site I came across about a rescued Chihuahua: http://www.everythingrosie.com/. The video has that penetratingly sympathetic Sarah McLachlan-ASPCA vibe and it's hard to turn a blind eye to that. Just last weekend I passed a sign-spinner for Petland and only gave up my plan to yell out the car window about the inhumane business of puppy mills, of which Petland is a notorious client, when my husband explained that the sign-spinner had no influence on company policy. I'm still baffled as to how these stores still operate. I thought everyone knew never to buy a puppy from a pet store.
Now I know I'm guilty of extending the same consideration towards my dogs as I do the humans around me. If one of my dogs is sleeping on a chair in the living room then I tell my children to pick another chair as they gasp in disbelief that I'm putting the dogs' needs above their own. I remind them that two of the dogs are 14 years-old and the equivalent of senior citizens. It's only good manners to respect your elders, right? Besides that, the dogs were there to welcome each child home from the hospital, even sampling the contents of their diapers a time or two. (Or more, but who's counting?) So I have to ask: Am I being too partial to our dogs? I need some honest, unbiased feedback.