Tell Me Something Tuesday: Pets!

Posted February 21, 2023 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 7 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About  and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.

I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…

Time for a pet update! Tell us about yours.

We are a one pet household still – not really space for more in this apartment. Not to mention, having a toddler and lots of pets seems like more than I could handle. But we love our Buffy, who is now 10 years old! She’s a rescue we got after my first year in grad school. She was a companion for us when we were living away from our family and friends in St. Louis and she’s definitely part of the family. I was a little nervous how she would do with Dante while I was pregnant because Buffy definitely takes her time warming up to new people. I even read a book, How to tell your dog you’re pregnant that was actually pretty helpful in preparing her.

Buffy was part of our baby announcement

But I honestly don’t think we had anything to worry about – she loves Dante and puts up with him really well, especially for an old dog. She’s protective of him and lets him “pet” her, which could be anything from petting to hitting (softly, he just doesn’t always get the motion right) to pulling on her coat or tail. We always remind him to be gentle but he’s 3 so yeah… but she’s incredibly tolerant. And during COVID when I was trying to work from home while watching Dante, Buffy “trained” him to play fetch with her. And they still play together all the time. She’s so gentle with him and he’s full of giggles. Oh and Dante helps take care of Buffy too! Every morning it’s his job to let her out of her crate, which he does without even having to be reminded 99% of the time. And if mommy is moving slow, he opens up the doggy door to for her and once he even tried to fill her water bowl using his water jug (which requires you to drink from the straw for water to come out so it didn’t work, but good try Dante!).

She’s a terrier-chihuahua mix, which is a breed that tends to live into their teens. Thank goodness because losing her is going to be very hard for all of us. She’s definitely starting to show signs of her age though 🙁

What about you?

Next week’s topic: Which books are you looking forward to reading this Spring? (March-May)

It's #TMST & Berls wants to know: Tell us about your pets! Share on X

About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 2 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 22 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!



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7 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Pets!

  1. Buffy looks so sweet and that’s too funny she trained Dante to play fetch! We are a 1 dog 1 cat family but I have puppy fever something fierce so I’m not sure how long we will only have 1 dog.