Simple Life of the Queen Bee

When Will first got all his allergy testing done, dog showed up on the list, but we figured that since schnauzers were “hypo-allergenic,” we were safe. As it turns out, there’s no such thing as a hypo-allergenic dog, and after seeing William break out into hives when mauled by a schnauzer puppy, I knew we had to at least find Maisie a temporary home to see if he improved. He did improve those three months she was gone, but we were trying so many different things and I was even stricter with my diet than
before, that I thought that maybe Maisie wasn’t part of the problem after all, so back she came. And back came William’s scratching.  A couple weeks ago, I made the decision that even though it was difficult, Maisie would have to go for good. So goodbye, Maisie Girl. I want you to know you’ve been a good dog, and this isn’t your fault. I know Jay will be super good to you (even though he makes you fat and he doesn’t clean the goop out of your eyes like I do). He’ll be able to do so much more for you like take you on two walks a day and take you for trips in the car, which I won’t do, because I don’t want you on my upholstery. And you’ll be good for him too, because he’s sick and all alone. And I’m not. I’ve got this house full of kids and a husband to take care of, and at the end of the day my life is pretty full.I want you to know I’ll never forget bringing you home from the shelter, and feeling that you were so happy to have a home. I feel good about that, even though we weren’t your forever family like we planned on. So take care, Mais. Know that I love you, and I’ll miss you.