Dog brain

Oct 22, 2017

More and more lately I’ve had this impulse to want to get a dog. I think this is mostly due to the fact that tons of people in our area have dogs and it’s just part of the culture. Maybe also because we’re not renting for the first time in our marriage? Any time pets have come up in the past it’s been an easy no because, as renters, we weren’t allowed. 

But now the main things holding me off are: dog fur/smell all over our brand new house, picking up poop in bags on the daily, having to go for walks even in bad weather, cost of food, grooming, and medical. Plus, honestly, I kind of dread getting a beloved pet knowing we’d outlive it. 

On the other hand, I think our kids would die of happiness if we got a sweet dog. I also like the idea of bringing a dog on walks and having the excuse/pressure to get out on a walk every day. And Bryan and I have been stockpiling dog names (most from favorite movies and tv shows) and it’d be great to put some to good use. 

Anyway, I kinda doubt we’ll ever have a dog, mainly because of the fur issue, but also because it’s a lot of work and stuff. But sometimes I think about it. 

5 thoughts on “Dog brain

  1. emcondiegmailcom says:

    If only we lived next door (another reason we NEED TO!) because then you could just borrow Carly doggie all the tiiiiiiiiime!

    But in all seriousness, having a dog and a toddler is both stressful and dangerous. For the dog’s sake. Poor Carly is daily subjected to fur pulling and being dog piled on top of. But she’s a good sport. The nice thing about dachshunds too is that try short hair so it’s not quite as noticeable 🙌🏻. But it’s hard to randomly be out of town for a weekend, etc when you have a dog. And yes, their vet bills are crazy. But they are so cute and I love knowing she would bark and alert me if something were wrong while I was in the shower in the middle of the night. And she’s a good little cuddler! So anyways, lots of arguments for either side, sorry! 😂✌🏻

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  2. Meg Schmidtty says:

    You could get a hypoallergenic dog with hair instead of fur. That would solve that problem mostly because they shed as much as humans 🙂 that’s my plan at least someday when I’m not a renter….

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