We had friends over on Saturday night, they have two kids and the father told me about a magic word he knows.
The word? ‘No’.
At the time I was talking about possibly giving into youngest daughter’s pleading and getting a dog.
Now, this is something I’ve been thinking about for a while. I like dogs, but I’ve never owned one and to be frank, they sort of intimidate me.
My kids are the right age for a dog, I have a big fenced-in yard and I’m generally home. After a lot of moving around we’re now committed to staying in our current house for at least the next decade. I figure if we’re going to get a dog now’s a good time.
My friends tell me that getting a dog is like having another baby. I liked my babies, but I never crate trained them. How can a puppy be like a baby?
I like small dogs, I figure they’ll be easier to handle. I also like non-shedding dogs. I figure they’ll be easier to clean up after.
I also really like golden retrievers, but I’m not sure that’s the best place to start, they’re sort of uh, big.
I’m off to surf the net and do some reading about breeds.
Who knows, maybe I’m really a ‘dog person’ after all. Anyone have ANY idea what that means?