Friday, June 24, 2011

If I Didn’t Have A Dog or Cat....

I could walk barefoot around the yard in safety.

My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be hair-free.

When the doorbell rings, my home wouldn’t sound like a kennel and I could get to the door without wading through all the fuzzy bodies who beat me there.

I could sit on the couch and my bed any way I wanted, with out having to take into consideration how much space several fur bodies need to get comfortable.

I would have enough money to go on a real vacation , and no have guilt.

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,” and “leave it ALONE.

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, with 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, 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.

I would not have to answer the question: ‘Why do you have so many animals?’ from people who will never know the joy of being loved unconditionally by the closest thing to an angel they will ever encounter.

How dull and empty my life would be!!!


Carol said...

Oh how true. I'm down to just one elderly, not so well pooch now. More than $100 a month trying to keep him healthy. I wonder each month why, when I know what is inevitable.

Because, like him, I love unconditionally, I am loyal and committed. Its a mutual thing.

Only another an animal lover would understand.
xx, Carol

KatieLiz said...

True dat!!

Tracey N. said...

I so agree with you Suzanne! My dogs are my babies. I feel so sorry for people who have never know the unconditional love of a dog. I would be a lonely, bored and unhappy person without my angels. Nice post!! Tracey

CandyLovesJosh said...

Amen to all of that! Can so relate! My 3 children (humans!) are all grown up and moved out or in college, so my "babies" are my mini-dachsund and my "granddog" cocker spaniel.

Sig Wynne-Evans said...

At least you don't have a parrot who talks back to you!! My Grey tells me to "Shut Up" when I scold her, or she will say "What-Ever" in a manner a teenager could learn from.

But it's all worth it, when she says "I LOVE YOU" in that scratchy parrot voice that makes it all worth while. That and the cuddling...

Anonymous said...

Haha, with 4 cats and a bird, I often find my self saying "we do not eat our friends".