I Want a Dog, Doggonnit

Posted: Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 12:00 am
By: Doug Lund
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“Honey, what would you say about us getting a dog?”
 “I’d say you need to open the garage door if you’re going to run the motorcycle in the wintertime.The fumes seem to have affected your thinking.""No, come on, I’m serious.  Now that we’re retired and home a lot, wouldn’t it be kind of fun to have a friendly, furry animal around for company..to snuggle up to.. and fetch things.”
 “Don’t be ridiculous, you don’t need a dog for that. You’ve already got me.”
“Can’t we at least discuss it?”
“What’s to discuss? I know you. You want all the fun of owning a dog but none of the responsibility. Are you going feed and take care of him? Are you going to take him on walks and pick up his steaming piles of poop? Besides, we’ve decided we want to travel more. Who’s going to dog-sit if we’re gone for a week or a month?”
“How about a cat then?”
“Doug, just be quiet and watch your TV.”
And here endith the lesson and another conversation on the subject.  I suppose she’s right but DOGgonnit I still can’t shake the idea of having a frisbee fetcher around the house.
The argument was cut short this time without me even getting a chance to pull out the big guns..like we’ll get one from the shelter and save it from a date with the gas chamber.Or, don’t you know that research has proven that people who have pets live longer and more stress-free lives?
I have one more ace in the hole and its right here on this very web site: just scroll down the center column to the line that has political blogs, Kelo Blogs and Photos. Click on the photos then click Your Pets.
I’m going to show her some of the great pet pictures sent in by Keloland viewers. There are over 500 of them and the awwwwww factor may be enough to convince Linda to do a re-think.
Here are few of the images that just might do the trick.This could be meA companion and guardianFor all agesPlease, Linda, Puuuulleeeeze?

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