There comes a point in your life when you feel you're ready for the next big thing. You get married, you figure your life out a little bit, then... what next? Babies? Not yet. But working from a home office, the house seems awfully quiet and in need of some life during the day. I've been begging my husband Tylor for a dog for a few weeks now. It just seems like the next step – and a good one at that. Having a fuzzy bundle to accompany me on walks would be a joy. Having another life in the house would be awesome, and yes, I would probably talk to the dog like a human... don't judge me.
Dog owners, is it worth the expense, poop pick-up, time, hassle, and chewed shoes?
You have to agree, our family does look more complete with that fuzzy pup by our side... right? If you have reason to talk me out of this fantasy... do it now :)
6/25/2013 05:50:31 am
Cat people unite! Get a furry kitty... then you can leave town for the weekend and not worry about it... unless it runs away. That's always a little sad, but the sadness doesn't last long. Whereas a dog is so much more hassle, and they stink. Clearly, I'm a cat person. But I think you guys would be amazing pet parents no matter what you get! Good luck.
Dogs need a yard and attention. They wreck the grass of said yard. We had a dog in a rental for a while - not good. Just fixing the landlords grass when leaving sucks. A big commitment, not really related to having kids. Two separate things. Kenneling a dog is $40/day, so vacations have a multiplier. Getting a (big) dog is an astronomical life changer. But the cuddles are good.
6/25/2013 06:49:16 am
Get a dog!
6/25/2013 10:03:12 am
Fun! Do a lot of research! Research breeds & read some Ceasar Milan books. ;) We could do swapsies for dog care when you go on vacation or we do!
6/25/2013 03:39:00 pm
To dog or not to dog? My thoughts: dog.
6/26/2013 05:33:39 am
Thanks everyone – I think the good far outweighs the bad. Here's to convincing the husband!
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Happily married to a handsome fellow named Tylor, she is a graphic designer, paper lover, hobby crafter, culinary adventurer and an all-round creative enthusiast.