Monday, May 11, 2009

The Zen

Yesterday was Sunday, so my mother called me. Apparently she has finally accepted the news. We are getting the dog, no matter what she thinks. And since she clearly can't stop it from happening, she has no other choice than cooperating. So she was really nice to me when she called, and we talked about dogs and not about her my little pony collection as usually. M.B. suggested that she's been reading my blog and found out that I found her last comments offensive, but that's can't be the case. My mother doesn't understand English. And it would be an impossible task for her to find my blog without help anyway.

It means a lot to me that the people around me are supporting my decisions. I know that I have always been a very responsible person, but am I really responsible enough to take care for a dog? I've pondered that for years and now I finally decided that I have what it takes. I have the time, I have the money and I'm ready to make some effort. But if the people around me start to question my capability, I start to question it too. And that won't do anything good.

Right now I'm feeling very peaceful and confident, and for now on I'm only concentrating on positive things. I leave no room for doubt. Most of my friends are very supporting, so I listen to them. I don't listen to those who think that I don't have what it takes to raise a happy, healthy dog. Obviously they know nothing. I've studied all the dog books I borrowed from library. I have read Finnish dog forums and learned several important things. I'm as prepared as I can possible be.


  1. Moni ottaa koiran paljon vähemmilläkin avuilla. Kyllä sen viimeistään käytännössä sit oppii jos on yhtään järkeä päässä. :)

    Mun äitin kommentti ku kerroin et saat k-p:n (ei saanu vissii rotua viel paljastaa): "nehän on niin pieniä! no, on niil kyl nätit silmät..." :D

  2. I, too, had a domineering mother, and it took me a "lifetime" to get over it. I wish you well with your new dog, and please don't blame yourself for anything that goes "wrong".

    Life is short - be happy!

  3. I'm so happy that things are better with your mother! I'm sure you will take good care of your dog, you are so prepared already! If only more people did that, before getting an animal! Think about all the fun you'll have with your puppy! And that's all a pet wants really, someone that loves it!

  4. You will do great. You even have a clicker already. Dogs are wonderful creatures, and very fascinating.

  5. Thanks for all the kind words!