This plus that equals…. Why I Want a Dog
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about why I want a dog, I doubt I shall be getting one as my husband is 100% against it, but I can dream.
I love to walk and try to fit in a walk everyday, not just the school run walks but an evening walk by myself.
I would love to have a dog to walk, I would just love it. I also think it would get me out more as I would have a reason to go and there would be no excuse if it was raining to skip it.
Plus, I wouldn’t feel like quite such an idiot walking with a dog as I do by myself, I know I shouldn’t feel silly going for a walk but I do feel a bit self conscious about it.
No two ways about it, now L is at school I am lonely. I have a lot of extra love and attention to dole out and I think a dog would be a very willing recipient.
It would be nice to have a little dog to great me when I get home, something to spend time with and another presence in the house.
Now I know we have James the cat, but he is somewhat aloof, he mainly only loves the child so will be found on his bed 90% of the time. Unless he is hungry, in which case he’ll come see me.
Growing up I have always had dogs and I’ll be honest I’ve missed that.
I have such amazing memories of me and my dog Daisy, sorry our dog. She would sleep in my sleeping bag when e went camping, was my escape when I needed as she was always willing to go for a walk, she had a really irritating squeaky crocodile toy that she loved.
She would hide in cupboards during thunderstorms, until she got hit by a car and went deaf, then she fine. She was very protective of me and I trusted her judgement. She would pull me round on my rollerblades, that was always fun.
I would love for L to have the chance to make those same memories.
Timing wise it seems perfect.
I now only work for four hours a day, so I would never have to worry about a dog being left at home for too long.
With L at school I would have time to train a dog and make sure it settled well. School also means guaranteed morning and afternoon walks.
I can just see it all being possible at the moment, I can see it working.
I have wanted a dog for sooooo long
I guess that’s my main reason. I have wanted to get a dog for years.
Specifically a French Bulldog, Black and White Pied named Colin. They are so cute, really adorable. They are a lovely size, we have a small house, a small dog is sensible. They don’t have to be walked but enjoy it when they do get walked.
I have honestly been asking about this for so long I have now plain given up. The plan was always that I would get a dog when L started school, but guess what, he’s a school and I am dogless.
In fact that’s probably why I have written this, it’s been playing on my mind.
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