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11.11.2008

Why we don't have a dog

Every once in a while, I contemplate getting a dog for our children. Then, I think better of it.

Here, for example, are some reasons why I don't have a dog:
1. My parents' back yard smells really horrendous because my parents never scoop up the poop.
2. dog breath
3. The last dog we had chewed the siding off the house
4. My poor MIL's dog passed away and the rescue dog she got a few weeks later died of severe heart worms.
5. reading Jen Lancaster's book and hearing her talk about dogs barfing on guests, chewing new furniture and dragging their asses on the carpet after pooping
6. reading a blog I haven't been to in a while and the blogger talked about her dog licking the other dog's ass about 50 times a day
7. Uzz's dog peeing in his car and then pooping at his sister's when he dropped it off on his way out of town
8. still heartbroken over losing my own dog back in 1996. Long story, don't ask. I didn't lose the dog, but someone caring for it until I could get an apartment where it could stay did. Sad.
9. they shed hairs everywhere
10. they stink
11. I don't have the time to care for one more thing.
12. money money money

Another reason why I don't have a dog. Any dog who eats a stuffed penguin in my house is dinner. Where's the number for the Super Buffet? They might need some meat on the buffet tonight.

5 Comments:

  • At 2:42 PM, November 11, 2008, Anonymous Laura said…

    thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Coming from an HUGE animal lover..my advice would be to get one.....but train it well!

    You will love it!

     
  • At 3:31 PM, November 11, 2008, Blogger Not-So-Normal-Mom said…

    I love my giant moose of a dog. She's an inside dog, and we have kids on poop duty in the backyard every day. :-) But yes, the hair drives me crazy, especially since I live to wear black. And she does have this weird aversion to some men, which makes her look like Kujo. But she's fiercly protective of our family and they really love her. Mostly, the positives outweigh the negatives. All that being said...if you don't want one, don't talk yourself into getting one! :-)

     
  • At 5:27 PM, November 11, 2008, Blogger Uzz said…

    I'm getting a cat next time...I love my emotionally disturbed rescue dog, but she can NEVER seem to be happy.

    I also miss our sweet old dog, though he was there for awhile before he mysteriously disappeared (and I still harbor resentment over it)...I picked my current dog because she reminded me of that PERFECT dog we had.

     
  • At 12:13 PM, November 12, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    having a pet is like having another kid! UGH

     
  • At 6:33 AM, December 20, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I really enjoy my rescued yorkie - he's stable and loving - well behaved (both in house and in car) my hubby and I scored with this dog. However everything in life isnt 100% - my dog might have an accident in the house at times - he's still an animal and he doesnt mean it personally.

     

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