- Mrs. Hot Cocoa
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey
Jellyby, our shih tzu, is 50% sweetheart,25% spoiled princess, and 25% psycho. When she’s with people, she’s allsunshine and lollipops: loving, gentle, and happy.
But dog forbid she gets left at home by herself.
Without company, she becomes completely unhinged. She’ll squawk like a dying chicken, attempt to claw her way out of whatever room she’s in,basically have a total, Telemundo-style meltdown.
We’ve tried a dog shrink (”a canine behaviorist”), expensive medications (liver-flavored Prozac, anyone?), natural remedies (Mr.HC’s still giving me a hard time about my purchase of the “anxiety wrap“), Kongs and other puzzle toys… all to no avail. It’s okay, you can laugh: I have reconciled myself to the fact that I am more Meg Swan than Cesar Milan.
Anyway, this self-flagellation is just context for why we ended upnot taking Jellyby with us to our wedding. I wanted so much for her tobe “Canine of Honor” — I even bought a darling pearl collar for herfrom a fancy schmancy pet store — but because of her separationanxiety, we just couldn’t figure out what we were going to do with herpost-ceremony. So Jellyby stayed behind in Boston with her godparents,our wonderful neighbors, who spoiled her silly while we were off at ourChewish wedding.
I was determined to include our little drama queen in our celebration, somehow. So I had Moo business cards made with a dozen of our favorite Jellyby photos.
On the back of each card, we printed a note asking our guests to upload photos to our Shutterfly wedding website.
Unfortunately, I didn’t do such a great job making sure they were distributed in a timely manner to our guests, so half of the cardsnever got handed out. But it made me happy to know that Jellyby made anappearance, if only in 2-D form, at our wedding. And it gave me anexcuse to get Moo cards, which, you might remember, make my heart go pitter patter.
(To check out the original post, click here.)