Something weird is going on around here. I don't know what it is yet; but, I have a feeling something big is about to happen. First, I've been banished from the bed and made to sleep on a pad in the hallway like some kind of ANIMAL! As if that wasn't bad enough, I also got a ridiculous new collar called the "Gentle Leader." Mom and Dad went to some silly class that told them they would need this to have better "control" of me on walks. I can hardly walk ten minutes without needing a break; how much more control do they really need? Speaking of that, they've been buying all sorts of things recently that mom says they "need." Usually, Dad gets mad when Mom goes shopping like that; but he seems to be right in there with her!
Come to think of it, Dad's been acting strange all around really. A few weeks ago, he started doing all kinds of work around the house. I thought we were more the napping-type family!?! One of his biggest projects has been painting and cleaning out the extra bedroom upstairs. For a while, I thought they were making it for me --- after all, it is FILLED with wonderful looking stuffed chew toys --- but I'm not even allowed IN without permission. I'm sleeping in the hallway for goodness sake!
Mom is even worse. For starters, she's really packed on the pounds. Dad has no problem telling me when my hips look a little big... But, all he tells her is that she "looks beautiful." (Sometimes they can be sooo embarrassing.) He is probably just being nice because she seems to be a little emotional these days. One day she cried because Taco Bell didn't give them enough mild sauce. See what I mean?
On top of all this, I feel like everyone is being awfully sentimental around me. They keep saying things like "She's not going to know what hit her!" (Who's hitting who?!?) And, "How do you think she'll handle all the changes?" Then, this Sunday, Mom said, "Addy, you'll always be our girl; but, you aren't going to be our baby for much longer. We're going to have a new baby that you will have to watch over and take care of!"
What in the world does this mean?
In the meantime, I can tell you, it's odd around here. I still get enough attention; but I'm worried about this "big change." (Honestly, I thought being kicked out of the bedroom was enough.) What could it be?