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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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If I didn't have animals

I was flipping through craigslist and saw someone had posted this. Not exactly an ad, but cute.

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I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.

My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of hair.

When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.

When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading
through fuzzy bodies who beat me there.

I could sit on the couch or bed the way I wanted, without taking into
consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get
comfortable.

I would not have strange presents under my Christmas tree - dog
bones, stuffed animals, toys, catnip, treats nor would I have to
explain why I wrap them.

I would have money.... and no guilt to go on a real vacation.

I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put
their yet-unborn grandkids through university.

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down,
come, no, stay, and leave him/her/it ALONE.

My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or
barriers.

My house would not look like a daycare center, toys everywhere.

My pockets would not contain things like treats or an extra leash.

I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.

I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat
ties them down too much.

I'd look forward to spring and the melting of snow instead of
dreading mud season.

I would not have to answer the question "Why do you have so many dogs/animals?"
from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing
they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as
they will ever get.

How empty my life would be.

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Re: If I didn't have animals

So funny and so true...
what made me laugh the most was the part abotu the leaves in the house... LOL... I just thought this morning that how the HECK is it possible that there are so many leaves in the house...

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Re: If I didn't have animals

THAT IS AWESOME AND TRUE
I will always have pooches in my house

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Re: If I didn't have animals

i can relate to the toys making the house look like a daycare center...
also, how alone i'd feel in a house without a pet .....

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Re: If I didn't have animals

That is good! I can relate to the tiled floor part. We built a house 2 years ago and it's mostly tiled....why? Well because we will always have dogs of course!!! HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

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Re: If I didn't have animals

I look at this way. A home is not a home without pets. It would be way too quiet for me. Therefore, I have a blue and gold macaw, a cat, and a dog.

Please bear with my stupid questions. This old dog is learning new tricks. lol.

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Re: If I didn't have animals

Good one.

I often wonder if this makes me a bad mother: my children MUST pick up their toys from every room downstairs. My dogs can leave their toys where ever they want.

Maybe I am more used to dog toys around - or - dog toys don't hurt when you step on them like lego, toy trains or matchbox cars.

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Originally Posted By: SunCzarinaGood one.

I often wonder if this makes me a bad mother: my children MUST pick up their toys from every room downstairs. My dogs can leave their toys where ever they want.

Maybe I am more used to dog toys around - or - dog toys don't hurt when you step on them like lego, toy trains or matchbox cars.
I have the same rule. I see it as the dog can chew her toys, so if they are left out and she chews one...no big deal. But if Mandalay chews one more Barbie head off and I have to listen to that drama from my 6 yo then I am going to have a breakdown!! The rule in my house is that if it is left on the floor and it is not a shoe, it is assumed to be a dog toy.

Plus the 4 month old will be crawling soon, and if she gets ahold of a kong or a frisbee, not a problem. But if she gets ahold of Barbies boots, there could be a big problem. Mandalay has trained us all to not leave our things all over.

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Re: If I didn't have animals

I just had this vision of my baby sitting there with a kong and sucking on it and Mandi looking at her confused as to why she is getting into her toys...I cant wait!! LoL

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