3 Aug

If I Only Had a Dog…

I have been bugging Travis about getting a dog for approximately 2.5 out of the last 3 years we have been together.  I know we shouldn’t get a dog at this time in our lives, since we move a fair amount and many rentals won’t allow them, but damn I want one!  (Sometimes I force him into the S.P.C.A. with me to try and wear him down, but his will power is alarmingly strong!)

So, today I’m going to do what I normally do and pretend I have a furry friend to chill with at the house.  And check out all the cool stuff I found for my non-companion!

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And if I was magically able to get a dog right now, I’d probably go with something like this little guy…

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Do you have a dog (or a pet of any kind?)  Did you wait until you were settled down before you made the plunge into animal parenthood, or did you get one while you were renting?  Do you like to buy cute accessories for your pets?  Let me live vicariously though you— tell me all about it in the comments!


{ posted: Tuesday, August 3, 2010 }


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Comments: {12}

  • Noel writes:

    I love the collar above, except Stella would get it dirty so fast. We weren’t ready for a dog 1) because we were renters and 2) because we were in college and gone so much, but my sister found Stella five years ago when she was a tiny furball, no bigger than my hand. I was trying to find her a home, but nobody wanted her, and she needed medical treatment since she was so young. But, things turned out well and I’ve had her for five years. She is truly my best friend. http://i34.tinypic.com/npjqkg.jpg

  • Marina writes:

    Oh my lord. I want that puppy.

  • amber writes:

    My husband & I got a dog nearly a year ago, and we didn’t realize we were allergice. We have no problem with outdoor dogs, but being cooped up with one is making us crazy. So, even though we love her to pieces, we need to rehome her. (Which is probably the biggest con of owning an animal). So, if you and Travis, or anyother blending beautiful readers are interested, let us know….

    We got her while renting, and that isn’t a problem though. Having time during the day is probably the biggest problem I found with owning an animal.

  • Michelle Anna writes:

    Aww, what a cute puppy. I hope you get your lil friend soon! I wish I could have a dog, a siberian husky, but I’m deathly allergic to all animals: hair, saliva, etc. :(

  • Kimberly writes:

    @amber: don’t tempt me!! i’m sorry to hear that you have to give your dog up :( hopefully you can find her a home with someone you know, so that you can go visit her!

  • Kaila writes:

    @Amber: What kind of dog do you have? I know someone who was looking for a dog…

  • Michelle writes:

    You can always come play with Sunny! She looooves you!

  • Amber writes:

    @Kaila: She is a poodle-terrier Mix. She is 11 months old, and is fully potty trained, and knows basic commands. She is a quick learner. If you have any questions, you can call me (or forward my number on to the interested party) 831-359-7753

  • Sarah writes:

    I have been trying to convince Chris, my husband, to let us get a pet since we have been dating! Although I am having our daughter (probably later this week) which is super exciting and probably enough responsibility to kill us, we still have no pets. Chris hates dogs and I love them… and while this was not a deal-breaker, I wish that he would want a dog. I think I will try your strategy Kim. SPCA here we come. I mean all kids should grow up around animals right? :)

  • Kimberly writes:

    @sarah: good luck, and let me know how the SPCA think works (and hooray for that baby girl! congrats!)

  • Hachi writes:

    At the moment my mom, brother, and I are trying to convince my dad to let us adopt this beautiful Siberian Husky puppy. He’s just so stubborn!

  • Sara writes:

    I got a boxer, Ysus, 4 years ago when I was in college and renting an apartment with a girl that also had a boxer. Maybe it wasn’t the best timing but I would never regret getting her! If you get the right breed and size for you with the type of personality that suites you I think it’s a great thing! It is alot tougher to find places to live, especially with a 70 lb. dog but that’s fine with me! I couldn’t imagine not having her around. :)

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