The puppy

I’m seriously starting to think about buying a puppy. Let’s be honest, I nearly bought one this week. There’s a sweet little pomeranian pup in a pet store near my work that I went back to see for the third time during lunch on Wednesday. At some point, I managed to convince myself that spending $1000 on a dog when I don’t even have a car yet would be a bad idea (yes, the car saga continues, and frankly I’m tired of advice, the only thing I want to hear from anyone on the subject is “Hey Jenny, here are the keys to the car I just bought you” if you can’t say that, keep it to yourself).

Apparently there is some sort of visceral need to have something that drools and paws you all over, and at this point a pair of chewed shoes seems like a much smaller annoyance to deal with than arguments or unreturned phone calls, which came with the other kind of drooling and pawing that I experienced on a regular basis.

The big question is, is that a cop-out? I immediately thought for sure it was. It kind of reminded me of the14 year-old girls that go on Maury and talk about how much they want a baby because they just want someone to love them. Like the people who are constantly on their cell phone because they can’t go 5 minutes listening to their own thoughts. You get a dog when you just can’t deal with being alone.

However, someone made the point that why else, other than companionship do people get dogs? Hmmmmm, I’m still on the fence on this issue, but one thing that’s making me think twice is that immediately after leaving work yesterday, I went straight to the bar, continued drinking until 2am and then spent the majority of Saturday starfishing on my bed.

Maybe I should wait a bit on the puppy.

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4 Responses to “The puppy”

  1. RwP Says:

    You could start with a fish or a lizard or something, and work your way up to the puppy. Alternatively, you could borrow someone’s for the day every once in a while. Ease into it. Test the human-dog relationship. It wouldn’t be a fair test until it whizzed on your carpet (or favorite pair of shoes).

  2. Bobby Says:

    Whatever you do, please just don’t get one of those tiny little dogs that are completely helpless yet fit inside your handbag. I still have respect for you.

  3. Estrogen Overdosed Says:

    Go to the local humane society…lot cheaper than a pet store, and you can be pretty sure it’s not from a puppy mill.

  4. Karen Says:

    If you don’t mind a stranger’s opinion, I’d do what Estrogen O says. For one thing when you buy a dog from the pet shop, you are supporting puppy mills ,which are extremely inhumane. Look up some of the stuff on the net. It’s horrible! So if you must have a dog, give one a home that needs it. Dogs are great but remember they can be a lot of responsibility. Check out some of my sites. Here’s my blog to get you started: http://4theluvofdogs.com. Don’t just go for the cute one.

    Good luck on whatever you do. You can ask me questions on my blog any time.

    Karen

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