Saturday, March 15, 2008


I wanna wanna.

People keep telling me I need to get a dog before we have a baby. Although these people are well meaning and sincere in their opinion, I disagree for several reasons.

1.) Been there, done that. When my parents went through their seperation and later divorce in 2000 I had to take care of both a Miniature Pincher and a Boster Terrier (Mitzi and Bubba) basically all by myself. My mother moved into an apartment while my father and I resided in the house. My Dad works long hours, most nights not coming home until 9 or 10pm. I would come home from work and let the dogs out, feed them, bathe them, give them affection, etc. I was the primary care giver for those animals. I was also in my early 20's, going out all the time, being wild and reckless but I always, ALWAYS made sure my babies were fed and let out before having my fun. I also saw how unfair it was to have an animal that you don't have enough time for, which leads me to reason two:

2.) If Alan and I were to get a dog right now it would not receive the love and attention it deserves during the week. I leave the house at 6:55 am in the morning, Alan leaves at 7:30. We work 25 miles away from our house, meaning the dog would be alone until 6pm at night 5 days a week. Not fair at all.

3.) Our backyard is not fenced. We'd have to take the dog on walks at least 3-4 times a day and after writing reason number two it's just not possible.

But after saying all that I realize how much I really want a dog!! It's not in the cards right now though. I've been trying to work my magic into Alan because I want a Sphynx Cat but I just don't think he's going to go for it.

Sphynx cats are wonderful. But they are more like a baby than any other animals I have owned. So much so that leaving them alone would be quite upsetting for them.

Sphynxs crave attention, they are not aloof like other cats, and so being alone is not fun for them.
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