A Letter to Big Hairy Dog

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Dear Big Hairy Dog,

Remember a long, long time ago when you were the baby of the house? Do you remember?

We love Big Hairy Dog

When we brought you home, I stayed home from work for the entire week to make sure you felt safe and secure.

I heated towels in the dryer and wrapped you up in them before bed at night.

I would take you to the dog park before and after work every single day.

We included you in all of our family pictures.

We used to love him

We made Valentine’s Day cards for your friends.

You had play dates with other dogs – and even some spend-the-nighters.

You had a different collar for every season and holiday.

Well – Big Hairy Dog – things have changed. A lot.

We had three kids

And while you’re not getting the attention that you once had, it doesn’t mean that you can trash my house several times a week.

More Trash

It does not give you permission to eat every single thing that is left on the counter.

Never did find the rest of that plate

We never did find the rest of the plate.

You still shouldn’t eat your own poop (or try to eat the neighborhood cats).

Consider this your warning.

Big Hairy Dog is a Cat

Big Hairy Dog is a Gerbil

Big Hairy Dog is a Pig


  1. Abby

    March 19, 2012 at 7:45 am

    First of all, that IS a big hairy dog. Good lord!
    Second, he’s probably just a little bit jealous and acting out. And quite honestly, the warning could probably be applicable to some people’s children as well, so maybe consider yourself lucky at this point…? 😉

  2. Natalie

    March 19, 2012 at 7:47 am

    Oh Big Hairy Dog – your still the cutest dog tho…..

    xx Nat

  3. Stevie M

    March 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

    OOOH my dog does that! He manages to track down all diapers that I “accidentally” leave in the bathroom trash can before bath time and shreds them ALL OVER THE HOUSE. What is it with dogs and diapers? I feel your pain.

  4. Kim

    March 19, 2012 at 9:39 am

    This just made me grateful my dog died…He used to eat diapers…and shred them. Everywhere. Now I have a cat. Who is not hairy.

  5. Kai

    March 19, 2012 at 10:03 am

    I love LOOKING at other folks’ dogs but I’m STRICTLY a cat kinda gal! Big Hairy Dog is EXTRA cute. However, he does ONE THING I would find WAAAAAAAY more nerve wracking than tearing up the house. He … BARKS! Next to grass blowers, that is my LEAST. FAVORITE. SOUND.!!!!! Still, I love B.H.D. because he really IS cute, & because YOU love him and I absolutely adore YOU.

  6. Jackie

    March 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I gotta say, I love Big Hairy Dog’s head photo shopped on to other dog’s bodies !! It would have been way funny to put him on a cat’s body … have a wonderful day… you made mine a little bit brighter.

  7. Jackie

    March 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

    well, I just realized the first picture was of a cat’s body…it blended quite well, you are a talented body maker up-er.

  8. Heather

    March 19, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I love that you Photoshopped his face onto other bodies too! I think that was almost funnier than when you do it to Even Steven 🙂

  9. imklvr

    March 19, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Honestly, I think Kai and I were separated at birth. I can just ‘ditto’ everything she said….well, except I’m a dog AND cat person. But I do detest yapping dogs, and that’s probably why I don’t have one right now. Just a cat. But I bet Big Hairy isn’t a yapper! He’s probably got a deep voice, doesn’t he? I cracked up with his head on other bodies! I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again….you da bom!!!

    (please notice I didn’t bug you about writing a book in this comment)

    (I don’t want to be irritating.)

    (You might get someone else to do your proofreading.)

  10. Paige Kellerman

    March 19, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Ahh yes, the “Thinking the dog is our baby, before the baby gets here and teaches us the dog is nothing like a baby” syndrome. I, too, was struck by this most serious affliction. Before I had the twins, the boxer was privy to late-night spooning on the couch, the best food, and hour long belly rubs…but you’re right…now things are different.
    And I’m not going to say I don’t chase him with a Swiffer, down the porch, screaming things about ruining naptime and eminent death.

  11. Charmaine

    March 20, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I bet Big Hairy isn’t a yapper! He’s probably got a deep voice, I think that was almost funnier..Thanks for sharing your experience about your dog..

  12. Sandra

    March 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    Ah yes the joys of a dog…mine eats moldings, hates thunderstorms, has “nervous” pee accidents, can’t eat regular dog food- it makes him throw up, eats only VERY special bedtime stuffed animals, gets locked in closets because he shadows everyone {he is very stealth like} and runs away monthly.
    Two years ago we sprung him from the system { humane society} …we thought he would be more appreciative{HAHA}. Honestly, we love our little guy and we’re glad that we rescued him!

  13. jazmin

    March 26, 2012 at 11:37 am

    What a cute dog!! Mine make a hot mess every time I leave and I don’t have kids yet!!

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