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Dog?Posted Thursday, August 30, 2012, at 3:43 PM
Is this for me?
I suppose that's not completely true. I had a hamster when I was in eighth grade or so. It stopped eating after about five and a half months, and it stopped moving and breathing after about six months.
What I really mean is that I've never had an animal that was free to roam around my home at its own leisure --- nothing I had to factor into my daily life. I've never had a dog or a cat. There were fish present in my home, but I spent very little time caring about them*.
But I think I want a pet.
So, yeah, having a pet sounds like more overall good than bad.
There's a number of problems involved. My landlord won't let me have one, for instance. I don't like the idea of being covered in animal hair all the time. I have no idea how to take care of another living thing. I wouldn't know where to take it if it got sick or something. I like dogs more than cats**, but I also like calmness more than loud noises and drool.
My sister has a couple dogs now (Golden Doodles), and they're fun. Ellie is probably a little too bitey. I like some of my friends' dogs after they get used to me. The last girl I dated has a dog, and it was pretty neat that the dog started getting more comfortable with me and stuff***.
Recently I've been looking online for different breads of dogs to find one that would fit my taste. In theory, if I get a dog, I'd rather just get a rescue dog that I would imagine is not any worse than a privileged pet store dog. But I also want something that is calm and quiet and doesn't shed, which I'm not sure could be guaranteed from a shelter dog.
And I also would like my dog to be on the small end of medium-sized. Not so small that I'd trip over it, but not large enough to reach the counter or make it difficult for me to overpower it.
So if such a dog exists, lemme know. Then remind me of it once my lease is up. Thanks!
(*) My sister and I each got a goldfish at the same time once. The goldfish had baby goldfish, which all eventually got washed down the drain "accidentally" when my mom cleaned their bowl.
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