Monday, May 5, 2008

How Much is that Doggie in the Window.....

In thinking of a title for this post, I started to sing a song I played on my childhood record player over and over and over again. I can still hear it in my head...with scratchy sounds and all....

"How much is that doggie in the window?
The one with the waggily tail.
How much is that doggie in the window?
I do hope that doggies for sale.
Arff! Arff!"

Dogs....until recently, I have always owned a dog and I know that some day I will once again own a dog. Now that I am pretty regular with going out on walks, I have occasionally thought it would be nice to have a companion with me...a small bit of accountability to make sure I get out in the rays of sun. I have wondered if I will become lonely when the girls are off in school and I have time to figure out a bit of me with the unoccupied hours. Maybe it would then be time for a fuzz ball in the house.

I started doing a bit of research on the subject. We have always had whatever pooch landed on our doorstep, which is not a bad way to be. I just want to do things different this time. What kind of dog would suit my needs? I took an online profile, researched breeds and needs, temperaments and dispositions, do they dig, are they ornery, easy to train, eager to please, balanced between needing attention and being able to spend time alone. I even looked up breeders in the area and started estimating how long it would take me to be financially ready.

I have now put all of my information on the back burner. "Pippin" is puppy sitting this week for a friend and it has thrown my world into a spin to have a canine in our house again. She is a cute little thing and we have known her since she was a pup. But the things to think about when having a pet to be responsible for....well I guess I had forgotten.

It is like having a baby again. Is she hungry? Is she thirsty? Is she lonely? Does she need to go outside? Have we been away from home for too long? Would somebody please tell me why she is whining non stop!

Yes, I know that one day I will have a pup of my very own to go on walks with me, be my friend with deep knowing eyes and ears that always listen, and keep my feet warm as I curl up on the couch. But for now, I am definitely not ready. As a matter of fact, I think it will be completely healthy for me to be alone when the girls go to school.
(David at Authorblog made this an honorable mention for post of the day. I am humbled with the honor.)


  1. LOL a quick reminder just as you needed it!

  2. I love my bulldogs, but they are very much like babies. Exhausting sometimes, but very lovable!

    Peace - D

    (Found you through David M.)

  3. honor me again. Here is a big THANK YOU with a mega blush.
    That song, gosh I played that record so many times, I am surprised I didn't wear it to pieces with the player needle. she is calming down and I am having fun with her, but definately the reminder lets me know it is not the season for me yet.

    Momma...Welcome. I am glad you were able to stop by for a visit. I hope when you left you felt blessed.
    Bulldogs, now that I think about it, I have never had the pleasure of being around a bulldog. They are a cute and different kind of dog.

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