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The bf walked in here tonight & was desperately trying to call his friend.....When I asked why he told me her little chiwawa (spell?) dog had 5 puppies a couple hours ago & he thinks we should get one.

I cant make up my mind & I need a little help...What do you all think about puppies & kitties...if you didnt have one right now, would you get one? I have a certain freedom I did not have before, but I also miss my companion Hobo who died a little over a year ago....

I need help to make up my mind before he asks again tomorrow morning.....I guess he has known for months the dog was preg. & didnt tell me....... all along thinking of getting a pup so I would not be alone......What would you do???????

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Only you can make the decision.

In my case, I had an elderly cat that passed on.  I buried her in the yard, in a nice spot, and took put all the remaining cat food out for the wild critters.  I cleaned out the litter box area, and put the box away, along with the food and water bowls.

That evening was one of the loneliest times I ever endured.

The next day, after work, I went to a pet adoption center, and got two new cats.  I had to buy more cat food, of course.  They were three years old, brother and sister littermates.  They've been here twelve years now.   

You give up a lot of freedom to own a dog. Cats are easier.  Don't tell Happy that I said that.

I brought a puppy home a little over a year ago. I did some research prior to getting her but there were two things I forgot about:

It had been a long time since I had trained a puppy. The memories are still fresh in my mind. Lucy will be an only pet ;-)

And, it is a big loss of freedom. The first six months I couldn't leave her for more than a few hours at a time. We're beyond that now, but I have to make arrangements for dogsitting whenever I want or have to go away. It's a pain sometimes...

I think you need more than one day to make that decision Casey...

I have been thinking about it for a while on & off, but thought we (mainly him) had pretty much decided not to so he must have had a change of heart..Then he pops the question (out of the blue) so,  if I want one of these I would like to see & choose one now before they are gone.....Woes me.....

I remember training Hobo oh so well....Eating everything in sight, chewing on my computer cable, throwing up on my rug, & as cute as the dickens opening presents at Christmas time, going bananas cuz he knew the present I lay at his feet belonged to him & only him..hoping for a pig ear he would frantically open up his gift..His favorite.

 He would do his standing broad jump when Eric would get home from work & run back & forth like a crazy hyena & he was fast......I never got new carpet with him in the house because he would have had it worn out in no time...Other than when he got excited he was a great house dog...Oh Boy..This is a big decision.

Dog Rules, Simplified For Humans

  • Visitors: Quickly determine which guest is afraid of dogs. Charge across the room, barking loudly and leap playfully on this person. If the human falls down on the floor and starts crying, lick its face and growl gently to show your concern.
  • Barking: Because you are a dog, you are expected to bark. So bark--- a lot. Your owners will be very happy to hear you protecting their house. Especially late at night while they are sleeping safely in their beds. There is no more secure feeling for a human than to keep waking up in the middle of the night hearing you protective bark, bark, bark...
  • Licking: Always take a BIG drink from your water dish immediately before licking your human. Humans prefer clean tongues. Be ready to fetch your human a towel.
  • Holes: Rather than digging a BIG hole in the middle of the yard and upsetting your human, dig a lot of smaller holes all over the yard so they won't notice. If you arrange a little pile of dirt on one side of each hole, maybe they'll think it's gophers. There are never enough holes in the ground. Strive daily to do your part to help correct this problem.
  • Doors: The area directly in front of a door is always reserved for the family dog to sleep.
  • The Art Of Sniffing: Humans like to be sniffed. Everywhere. It is your duty as the family dog to accommodate them.
  • Dining Etiquette: Always sit under the table at dinner, especially when there are guests, so you can clean up any food that falls on the floor. It's also a good time to practice your sniffing.
  • Housebreaking: Housebreaking is very important to humans, so break as much of the house as possible.
  • Going For Walks: Rules of the road: when out for a walk with your master or mistress, never go to the bathroom on your own lawn.
  • Couches: It is perfectly permissible to lie on the new couch after all your humans have gone to bed.
  • Playing: If you lose your footing while chasing a ball or stick, aim for the flowerbed to absorb your fall, so you don't injure yourself.
  • Chasing Cats: When chasing cats, make sure you never---quite--catch them. It spoils all the fun.
  • Chewing: Make a contribution to the fashion industry... eat a shoe

It is a big commitment to take a puppy in since you will be responsible for his well being for the next 15 years or so.

 

Remember - Exercise, Discipline, and Affection.  

I guess puppies are serious matter.....:)

...if the dogs have children you can sell them. hahahahaha

An added bonus to my rag mop---she doesnt shed!

Don't blame those acts on a whole generation, L. J. Only ignorant people with no compassion for helpless animals would chain an animal and feed it till it died. Society doesn't demand anything except that no animal should be mis-treated just simply because it's an animal. That is sick.

*note to self:   DO NOT come back in the next life as a dog....for LJ...definitely Q, OH and probably the former in this thread.*

*note to self: DO NOT come back in the next life as a dog or cat and live in the same town as LJ.*

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