Friday, October 31, 2008

If I didn't have a dog........

(author unknown)

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.

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 fur 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.

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out,sit, down, come, no, stay, go couch, and leave him/her/it ALONE.

My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.

I would not talk 'baby talk'. 'Eat your din din'. 'Yummy yummy for the tummy'.

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.

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, H-U-N-G-R-Y, C-O-O-K-I-E, B-U-N-N-Y.

I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.

I would not look strangely at people who think having ONEdog/cat ties them down too much.

I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season insteadof dreading 'mud' season.

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.

How EMPTY my life would be!!!

Thanks Scot for sending that one my way---it's priceless!

Later gators.....


Kathy and Kim Gibson said...

How empty indeed our lives would be without the love of our dogs! I can't imagine a day without the soul love look from Shaker, the Music wake up kiss, and the Russ--what are you doing and why aren't you doing it faster bark!

Here's to the ones who love us with abandon!

Rose said...

So well said! Whoever wrote that knows what they are talking about.

Sherilyn said...

Amen!! If you would have told me a few years ago that we would have 7 Corgis, I would have thought you were nuts! Our "maybe" 3 turned into 7 furry bodies of love. Thanks for not saying "I told you so" ;) Here's to the next few short legged bodies that join our family.