Thursday, May 17, 2012

If I Didn't Have a Dog...... or a Cat

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. 

When the doorbell rings, 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, without having to take
into consideration how much space several fur bodies need to get comfortable. 

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

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. 

My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates and makeshift

I would not talk 'baby talk'. 'Eat your din din'. 'Yummy yummy for the

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

I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T,
O-U-T, G-O, R-I-D-E, S-U-P-P-E-R, And C-O-O-K-I-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 them as
'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 EMPTY my life would be!!! 


  1. Well said my friend! =) I have 4 dogs and 3 are rescue. 1 cat someone dropped off and she gave us 5 babies. Now I am trying to find homes for the kittens. They are my husband and I's family. The granddaughters have a blast when they come to stay. Thanks for your article. I hope you don't mind I reposted it.

    1. Oh my gosh Diane you do have a zoo! Are all your babies inside babies?? I have enough dog hair to make puppies from just one DOG in the house!!
      I don't mind you reposting at all!

  2. Well said!! I grew up with 3 dogs and 2 cats and mult. other I have one dog and one cat myself... I'd like more but my kids are still too little for me to be able to do that! My husband laughs at me because when he's out of town all week, I still don't get the bed to myself. My dog sleeps ON me and the cat by my feet. Amazingly enough I don't kick the cat in my sleep!

    1. Oh Nichole I know your pain!! Our dog Gracie takes up more space in the bed than we do!!
      I love that you didn't kick the cat!! LOL!!!!! Ohhh the way we spoil our animal babies!!

  3. That sounds horrific... might as well live in a sterile bubble. Mommy take Jack.


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