Friday, April 3, 2009


Young Dog has gone home.

Uni-gal will be home from her international adventure in a few hours, and her dog will be there to greet her.

It was fun to have him. He loved to play, and walk, and hang out in the yard, and sleep at my feet when I was reading, and even when I had a visitor this afternoon (after appropriate greetings had taken place).

But keeping him would be a lot of work, because of a number of things which are all part of his personality. Yes, we could teach him new ways (MAYBE), but we both realize that would take a lot of work -- more work than getting a puppy and training it from the beginning. And the re-training process would take more energy than I have right now.

So, we've started looking for a puppy. Will we ever get one? Who knows.

As Yogi said famously, "It ain't over till its over."

Thank you in the blogsphere for bearing with me on this.


Natalie said...

I think a puppy is a great idea. Get a placid one. :D

Snowbrush said...

We sure enjoy our dogs, but we're agreed that we'll never have two dogs again. They're just too much work. We got the one to keep the other company, but they've never really liked one another.

Unknown said...

Oh, rescue a puppy please!

San Diego Momma said...

Oh you're making me want a puppy!

THEN I remember the work involved. But they're worth it, right?

Rob-bear said...

Natalie: We're still talking about a puppy; but it's going to take more conversation since out latest "adventure" with Young Dog.

Snowbrush: Our daughter got two sisters from the same litter for the same reason you got two. Her two get along pretty well.

GS: Rescue dog would be good. But like YD, would probably take a lot of "re-education." You can teach an old(er) dog new tricks, but it does take longer. Often a lot longer. And there can be major problems along the way.

SDM: Yeah, there's a lot of work involved. Having raised several, we've got the hang of it (more or less). We're still thinking about it.

Mrs4444 said...

Puppies are a lot of work; worse than babies, I think! Good luck.