I often get asked how life is with four dogs.
I won't lie -- it's very hectic. Especially since all four dogs have very different personalities that sometimes don't blend very well with the other's.
It's also very expensive. You don't even want to know what my vet bills are. Not to mention toys, food, collars, etc. It adds up very quickly.
But the most popular question I get asked is which dog is my favorite. I am frequently boggled by this question. I don't have a favorite. The dogs may have a favorite in terms of whether they prefer Ryan or myself, but as for me, I find it impossible to have a favorite.
Each of The Mafiosos has distinct qualities that make it impossible for me to have a favorite. All four of them own a very special, unique piece of my heart.
Gino, for instance, is a total clown. He is constantly on a mission to make you laugh. His day is not complete until he has made you crack up. He'll wrestle your feet. He'll dive bomb onto the bed and make the funniest noises. He'll stare at your face longingly and then proceed to sneeze in it.
Bruno is my sensitive poet. He may look tough on the outside, but he is nothing but mush. It's interesting to see that with Ryan, he is completely different. With Ryan, Bruno is definitely a man's man. But with me, it's all about being a mama's boy.
Vinnie is my cuddle bug. He's my main man, always willing to drop everything on a moment's notice to spend the day with me on the couch, no questions asked.
Carmela is, um, Carmela. Carmela can be cuddly when she wants to be. She can also be a clown when she wants to be. She can also be very sensitive when she wants to be. Are you sensing a theme here? Carmela can be anything she wants, it just all depends if she wants to be. It's Carmela's world and she just lets us live here.
How about you readers? Do you have a favorite Mafioso? Is there a Canine Mafia memeber you would like to see more of? Do you have a specific question you'd love to be answered about your favorite Dogfather? Post it in the comment section and I'll happily oblige. For the Carmela fans, please be aware that you may or may not get an answer. It all depends on if she wants to. ;-)