Wednesday, December 05, 2007

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.

-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 not have strange presents under my Christmas tree - dog bones, stuffed animals, toys, and treats nor would I have to explain to people why I wrap them.

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

-I would not be on a first-name basis with 4 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grand kids through college.

-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.

-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 or 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 "muddy" season.

-I would not have to answer the question "Why do you have so many animals?" from people who do not have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.

If I didn't have dogs ................... How empty my life would be.


Sophie Brador said...

I concur! But then I don't have a dog, I have a person. tee hee hee hee.

Lola, You would totally rock a pink wig!


p.s. I haven't sent my cards yet either, but I'm working on the mom to get them out. They are coming in fast and furious!

Lady Kaos said...

The 12 long months I lived without a pet was torture!!!!
Hilary - Kaos's Mom

Peanut said...

Life just isn't the same without pets. I don't understand those people who don't think that way.

The mom :)

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

oh and if you didn't have dogs, we would not have met you!

Well said!

love and licks Marvin xxxxx

Love and light, Jeannie xxxxx

Marvin - Braveheart Hound said...

and your dogs!

Maggie & Mitch said...

We love that picture of you guys! You're the perfect little angels because Santa is watching! hehehehe
Mom says she can't imagine life without her beloved furbutts! Dullsville!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Brat Pack said...

So, so true...I think I'd be living in a mansion right now if I didn't have dogs. What's the use though?!?! :)

I can't imagine living without, there's just no way.


Sparky said...

Thanks for sharing that with us! How could anyone live without us dogs? Thought we may be work, we're worth it, right?


Pacco de Mongrel said...

now i found out that my family had been changing their lifestyle eversince i came

Luckie Girl said...

We make our hoomans live a much more fufilling and complete life! Well said. hehe

Goofy said...

Without us, the hoomans' life would be as empty as can be!!!!!

Lorenza said...

You are soooo right!
My mom says that she even doesn't remember how was her life before I came here.
Have a good night

Joe Stains said...

what a greaaat post!!! oh dog I am nervous already for the game on Sunday!

Huskee Boy said...

Totally agree.. without us pups, the world will be such a boring place! *wink*

Katy and Martin said...

That's lovely..and very true!

Katy x

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Life is not the same without a furkid. :)

~ Girl girl

Simba said...

The day care bit made Mummy laugh. The people who look at my toy box and ask who's child they are for.

Simba x


This is so well put! As I read down the list I said yes, yes, yes I agree with all of those things but then as you say it really is a small price to pay for the love and happiness my two special girls bring to my life. I've had dogs my whole life thus far and plan on having the company of dogs for the rest of it.
Jazz and Dixie's Mum

Ruby Bleu said...

So very true!!! hey maybe we pups need to write the hooman version of this...hee hee hee!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Katherine and Pippa, said...

I think mistress has read that before - and always likes to read it again. It is so nice that lots of other humans think the same way (although I think she is sick of PippaFur at the moment).


2shibas said...

That made me cry! You are so right! Thanks for reminding me...

Frannie (Wiley & Fievel's mom)

Snowball said...

We agree with you totally! People without pets or those who do not open their hearts to their pets will never understand how wonderful we are. Once they start to apreciate it, they can never imagine their lives without pets anymore.


Amber-Mae said...

I agree with Marvin! My hoomans' lives would be soooo empty if they didn't have us in the 1st place. We are sometimes too much trouble but it's better to have some trouble taking care of us then not having us in their lives at all. We dogs make their lives whole!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Dory and Liza said...

I recently had my childhood home movies turned into a DVD for my mom. As I sat there watching it I realize that from birth there has always been a four footed, furry friend (or more!) in my life.

I just don't get the SIND & DIND crowds [single income no dog(s) and double income no dog(s].

Thanks for putting it so well Jen!

Liza and Dory

Frasier said...

We agree ,we had posted this awhile back!Its so true!

Asta said...

I think life would be sad and empty without doggies and Mommi agwees!!
Lola you can bowwow my coat anytime..unfowtunately it's and old one(inhewited fwom my sissy Nowa who is now in heaven) so you can't buy it anymowe
Can't wait to see all of you
smoochie kisses

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

Most certainly true! The horses & my dogs have gotten me through some pretty tough times over the years as well as the good times! They all give unconditional love. Cosi & Juni keep me laughing over their antics with each other.

Emma the Golden Girl said...

and the Canine Kids said,

Hmm, Life without dogs, can't even begin to imagine it. Great post!

wally said...

No kidding, dudes. Don't ever let 'em forget how lucky they are.


Balboa & Mommy said...

ha ha ha, my favorite is the one about lying on a couch or bed. I always have to have room for Balboa.

Those who don't get, don't get that special love and joy either


Kapp pack said...

We think those are ALL very true! It keeps away unwanted visitors too (well, most of the time)

Woo woo, Kelsey Ann

Ben_Benjamin said...

See, the hooman couldnt live without us!!!!

Girasol said...

I can't imaging a world without a wagging tail.

Stanley said...

Well said, Jen! My girl only made it 6 weeks without a dog before she HAD to adopt me.

I love you, girl!

Goober love & smooches,

Anonymous said...

How very true. People who don't have pets just don't get us do they. They don't know what they're missing.