Writing about examples of Josephine's burgeoning maturity in appearance and actions means that she'll soon revert to sleeping in her favourite infantile position.
Of course, the gangly legs don't tuck in quite as smoothly any longer.
Writing about the good pet
...pretty well guarantees there'll be an escape, a need to partially dismantle the chair, the necessity of much patience, and the promise of an extra fuzzy as a lure.
And likely, future demands for more representation in the blog.
Recounting a conversation wherein there's some contention as to who wins the argument about why and how it happens that there is a leak in the closet in the basement pretty well guarantees that the blogger will generate a problem that contributes to said leakage three days later, simply by absentmindedly putting the wrong soap in the dishwasher, this happening just as the basement leak is starting to dry up.
And the husband will come up from the basement proudly wearing soap suds on his arm to further his contention.
Bonus Example of Ignorance Versus Knowledge:
Ignorance: "Hey! It's making a huge puddle! I thought if soap suds were just air and soap! Why is water coming out too?"
Knowledge: "Soap suds are soap plus WATER plus air."
(I still don't completely understand how the addition of dish detergent can make water come out of the dishwasher when it doesn't come out without it, but I'm content to let that rest as one of life's little mysteries.)
(Okay, I'm not. I'm looking that up - it's on my list of things to check out. But write if you have a simple explanation, okay?)
EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS EXAMPLE OF PESSIMISM VERSUS OPTIMISM:
Pessamist: "Fuck, Pea! It was just starting to dry up down there!"
Optimist: "Well, it's a great opportunity to wash the floor! It really needed it!"
And it's also a paradox that the dog, who is the source of much expense and worry over her care - the dog who is more than a bit fussy when it comes to only wanting to eat her dinner, and will do so speedily only if it has Parmesan cheese sprinkled liberally over it, and stirred to evenly coat each kibble at that - will think the soap suds are delicious and the best snack ever, and the blogger will physically have to wrestle her away in order to use them to wash the floor.