Friday, October 24, 2008
To Dog or Not to Dog
I got my first dog when I was six, and was completely hooked! Since then I've always had a dog, - who was a huge part of the family - until our last, most beloved dog Samson died in 2002. We decided to take a break from dog ownership for awhile, I just couldn't face trying to replace Sam. So here we are, years later and I'm wanting a dog big time. Problem is - DH doesn't! He was never a dog person really, but did love Samson as much as I did. Confounding this is the fact that he really is allergic to dander and hair and we do have to be careful about diseases in this house (immunosupression is a tough life to live).
So I'm to make up a list of Pro's and Con's for having a dog. Problem is it looks something like this
I want a dog
I need a dog
Get to go outside and take it for a walk
Have to come home to take it out
Go for a walk on your own
his responsibility when I am at work
and it goes on and on. The reasons for having a dog are all emotional. The reasons for not having a dog are all practical. On paper it just doesn't add up.
How do you write down doggie love????
Posted by Mim at 6:42 AM