Reasons Not To Get A Dog

Cute Dog Puppy

  1. House training… oh god the thought of that makes me dry-wretch.
  2. Picking up poop. I know I do this with Max anyway, but he’ll eventually be out of nappies at least!
  3. Being tied to home a lot more, especially when I’ve just finally got some freedom back!
  4. Having to take them out for walks even in the most miserable horrid icy snowy icky weather.
  5. The scratching of their claws on our laminate flooring downstairs. I just know it’d happen, and I hate that noise!
  6. The cat puts up with our rabbit and wee rattie, but I highly doubt he’d do the same with a dog.
  7. Which brings me to other animals. Could you imagine a pup in a house with a cat, a rabbit and a rat??
  8. Not to mention the boys. A pup, and two hyperactive boys. *shudders*
  9. It’s a much better idea for me to get my driver’s license and attempt the costs of running a car before getting such an expensive pet!

So yeah… I really need to NOT get a dog.

Thank goodness where we live there are so many people with dogs I can always get a wee pat and a hello most days! Plus I can live vicariously through bloggy people who *do* have dogs. Without having to clean up after them! 😉

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  1. Sharon
    March 15, 2011 / 7:08 am

    Oh I am SO with you on this one!!!

  2. March 15, 2011 / 8:04 am

    I reckon you’ve got it covered – love & licks without the poo & ticks!

  3. March 15, 2011 / 9:24 am

    Be strong, stop looking at the cute pup pics and KNOW that you really don’t want a dog !!!!!

  4. March 15, 2011 / 4:16 pm

    I keep having to list these reasons so I don’t get sucked in by the cuteness! 😉

  5. March 15, 2011 / 4:17 pm

    I’m doing my best!! 🙂

  6. March 15, 2011 / 7:49 pm

    Oh, but he’s soooo sweet. I’d like a dog, or a cat, but apparently they’re too expensive. Sigh.

  7. March 15, 2011 / 8:04 pm

    Cats aren’t expensive! I spend about maybe £15 per month on the cat. Well, £20 a month if you include insurance! 😉

  8. March 15, 2011 / 9:42 pm

    I have a plan: you buy the dog then send it to me! 😉

  9. March 16, 2011 / 10:45 am

    You know if I bought a dog I would NEVER be able to give it up! Flawed! 😛

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