What I've Learned about Being a Dog Mom........

6:57 AM Simply Morgan Blake 0 Comments

I'll be sharing picture, flower crowns, and location details at the end!

We had so much fun shooting these pictures a couple of weeks ago!  Yall know that Lola is used to the camera lol!  But she HATED her crown!  Her crown was a little big - it was hard measuring the size of her head.  I tried to bobby pin it in but she just shook her head till it came off.  Needless to say, I was VERY stressed.  I am a huge planner - I don't mind surprises, but I'm definitely not a go-with-the-flow kind of girl lol.  So not knowing how we were going to deal with the flower crown stressed me out literally all day. It's all I thought about the day of.  I wanted her to have an accessory, and didn't have a back up!  I didn't want me to wear a crown if she didn't...she was the most important part in these pictures!  But Camilla (our photographer) was awesome working with us!  Literally wasn't stressed during the shoot at all!

I wanted to share a few things I've learned from being a dog Mom!

1. The number one thing I've learned is patience - DISCLAIMER - I'm still and will always be learning patience haha.  When she was a puppy, learning patience for sure came from potty training.  Now, it's waiting for her to find a spot to potty!  She will sniff every piece of grass before she makes her decision lol.  It can be really frustrating when I'm in a hurry.
2.  If dogs are expensive......goodness gracious I do not want kids hahaha.  This was light-hearted, BUT I never really thought about how much goes into having a dog.  When I first got Lola, my parents were there to pay for everything.  But now that I'm done with school and am working, she's my responsibility. You gotta pay for all the vet visits, grooming, flea/tick medication, food (that she doesn't half eat), toys (that I love buying)...I think that's about it lol.

3. I know some people don't agree with this next statement - but she is my child.  Literally she's so much responsibility but I love her to death.  Like idk how I could love anything more than I love her.  Sometimes when I'm away from her I think of all of the bad things that could happen to her, and I'm pretty sure that's how parents feel toward their children hahaha.  Okay back to the point of #3 - responsibility. I think it goes hand in hand with the first 2 I talked about.  But another major responsibility is always having to be there for her.  She's not like a cat that you can leave for 3 days with a litter box and a bowl full of food.  She has to be taken outside to potty and fed 2 times a day.  I think a normal dog would eat their whole bowl of food in one setting no matter the amount.  But Lola isn't normal and doesn't eat hard food...she barely eats wet food.  Anyways, you literally always have to be with your dog!  Makes me think twice about getting another one.  I'm thankful my mom is able to take care of her when I'm gone!!  

Okay I think yall are done reading about my dog!! Haha. I could go on and on.

Pictures are by Camilla Buoni.  Her Instagram is @camilla.weddings
Flower crowns were made by McKenzie City Florist.  Their Instagram is @mckflorist
Location:  Shelby Farms Dog Park in Memphis, TN

My sister's due date is tomorrow and I'm supposed to go to NOLA this weekend....prayers for me cause I'm stressed.  But most of all, prayers for my Sis!!!  I'm so excited for baby Payton.  Also stressed because I may have to board Lola and I literally want to cry at the thought of her sleeping in a crate by herself at night.

Anyways - Happy Wednesday!!  Thanks for stopping by!

XO, Morgan

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