Saturday, November 22, 2008

If I Didn't Have Dogs...

I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety. My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated. All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of hair. When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.

If I Didn't Have Dogs...

When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through fuzzy bodies who beat me there. I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into consideration how much space several furry bodies would need to get comfortable. I would have money.....and no guilt to go on a real vacation. I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grandkids through college.

If I Didn't Have Dogs...

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave him/her/it ALONE. My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers. My house would not look like a day care center, toys everywhere. My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.

If I Didn't Have Dogs...

I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L, F-R-I-S-B-E- E, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, B-I-K-E, G-O, R-I-D-E I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside. I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too much. I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading 'mud' season.

If I Didn't Have Dogs...

I would not have to answer the question 'Why do you have so many animals?' from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get. Remember, D-O-G spelled backwards is G-O-D!

How EMPTY my life would be!

11 comments:

Eduardo said...

Yes Mommy agrees with you, her life would be empty without me!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

Maggie and Mitch said...

Mom feels exactly the same way - a life without furbutts is no life at all!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Saint Lover said...

Here here!!!! but I wouldnt change it for the world.

Coco said...

I couldnt agree with you more! And i wouldnt change it for anything!

Hugs,

LeeTal - Coco's Mommy

Ruby said...

I was just talking about this to my best friend the other day. We were trying to figure out who vacuums the most. I won. I have 2 more animals than her. We both agree that all the extra vacuuming is definately worth it.
Ruby's mom Joyelle

Dannan and The Girl said...

Hi, Zoo Crew! We finally made it over to your new bloggy! We LOVE it!

Life would indeed be empty without our dogs (oops, originally typed "gods", LOL!)

Glad to hear that a reason has been found for Echo's diarrhea and lack of weight gain. She's growing up so fast! What a cutie pie, though. And obviously smart as can be!

Brown dog kisses,
Dannan

happy said...

We love your new blog! LS said she agreed!

The PR Gang said...

Great to see you got your new blog up. We hope Echo is improving after her bout with the nasty coccidia.
If we didn't have dogs, we wouldn't all be here!

Chow Chow said...

What you've said is so true!

Mindy Lu said...

BARK!! Mommy would be real sad and bored without us! BARK! Sasha the Princess

Sherri said...

My mommy hears those questions all the time!! Why would anyone NOT have so many fur kids? Woof!! We love it all!

Mya Boo Boo