I finally found the answer to what to do with Lucky so she isn’t always the one left home but she doesn’t over exert her poor legs. If I fold down one of the seats in the car she can get in by going from the floor on the opposite side to the regular car seat to the folded down seat and lay down there. Since she is lying on the back of the folded down car seat she’s up high enough to look out the window, but she can still lie down and not worry about her legs being unstable as I drive. She loves it! We can go to the drive-thru at the McDonalds up the street, get me a coffee and her a cup of water (ya, she’s that cool) and head home and Lucky is in dog-heaven. She better appreciate that since I won’t even take my kids to McDonalds!
Honestly it can really be a pain having dogs to take care of. I can’t pick up and take the kids somewhere for the weekend, even staying out the entire day requires calling someone to go by the house because the dogs need to go out and they need to eat and they simply need someone around. It’s kind of like having 3 more kids, except they aren’t welcome to go with me most places.
But at the end of the day I really can’t imagine not having dogs around. They have a simple joy for living that people just don’t have, and it’s happily contagious (or obnoxious as hell, depends on the moment). If you don’t believe that just show a dog a box of treats or walk towards their leash and ta-da, happiness and joy abound.
It’s probably for the best that we people don’t show that joy for the little things. I’m pretty sure if I did someone would commit me anyways.