Dog Weddings.


This was the scene in the back seat just moments ago as the puppy and the kindergartener looked at the clouds outside and imagined shapes.

I think that one looks like a parakeet, what do you think Nicky?

And all was well and good.


Mommy, how do puppies like Nicky get made? I mean, how do they get born?


Something something penis. Something something vagina. Something something mostly just like people.

But Mommy, do they have to get married firsts? Do puppies get married?

This is where I realized I had failed my little girl. Or not. She clearly thinks babies only get made if you are married and we all know that’s not exactly true.

While I would love to keep her from sex for as long as possible, I realize that is not practical or fair to her. She should be sexually aware and active when she’s mature enough and ready, and it has nothing to do with holy matrimony.

But if I lied, and she continued to believe babies are only made by married people…would it really be soooooooo bad? Cue evil thoughts.

In the end I told her the truth. Damn my truth telling ways.

No honey, puppies don’t get married. And lots and lots of people with babies don’t get married. All families are different, remember? Not everyone is just like us.

I know Mom. But I like our family the best. I want my bruddur and I wish I could marry him but I can’t so maybe I will marry my new friend Nicole.

That’s just fine honey. You marry who you love or don’t marry at all… and have babies or don’t have babies. It’s all up to you.

It’s up to me? Wow.


  1. Your dog is so cute! I was expecting a dog wedding or something haha. It takes all types of people to make a family.

  2. Poor thing, just wait until she sees a dog penis.
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Close Enough to Touch =-.

  3. @Amanda – Ewwww.

  4. Amanda,
    I was just thinking that myself. The first time I saw one I was an adult (well early 20’s). The dog was up on the examining table and the scary pink thing came out. I actually think I shrieked “what is that”? The vet probably had the best laugh he had had in a week. I think I kinda liked not knowing what that was for as long as I did. Either way it’s a great story =)

  5. The possibilities are endless….
    .-= Keyona´s last blog ..Why I Blog =-.

  6. What a testament to your family! “But I like our family the best.” That’s the best thing you could want to hear. And since you teach them well and keep them listening to NPR (you do, don’t you?!), they will be fully informed and mature in their life decisions. I did it. So can you.
    .-= Pop and Ice´s last blog ..??? – Fhm – Understanding =-.

  7. This is adorable. I’m dreading these conversations (sex, santa, dead pets…) but admire any parent who just tells the truth. I intend to to the same.
    .-= beckie & the grub´s last blog jeans! =-.

  8. @beckie Can’t you combine all those conversations into one? Santa doesn’t exist because people have sex when they aren’t in love or married, and touching yourself kills puppies and kittens.

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