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.