April 30, 2008

I Want a Dog.

I can't believe I'm typing this.

But I want a dog!

I'm researching, thinking on it, and not being impulsive, but lately all I can think about are dogs who are older and in shelters who need homes. I literally can't stop thinking about it. Maybe this is the right step before a child...you know? Sounds obvious, but maybe it would fill the "hole" that I have because I want something to love, nurture, and care for, and get devotion/love in return. Doris has calmed down quite a bit and is much more manageable. She has her sweet and cuddly moments, but it's not in a cat's nature to be truly devoted and loyal like a dog. But I'm paranoid of getting a puppy that's crazy and not housebroken. I think it would be a good fit to get one who is older, and would appreciate a good home. I know I want something on the small to medium side. I can't handle large dogs...I feel like I don't have control! I've looked at the CARA website (carams.org) and have found several that interest me. Why do I feel like I need to take care of something and nurture it? Kurt and I aren't unhappy by any means. We are enjoying each other and love being together. I think I just want my pet to appreciate my love and love me back. Does that make any sense? Crazy, I know....but

I want a dog!

6 comments:

Kristal said...

Check out petfinder.com. It's a great site to look for shelter dogs.

And I think a dog is a great way to prepare for children - it's amazing how much care and attention they need. But boy, is it worth it!

Carrie and David said...

I know what you mean completely. We got a boxer puppy a year ago because I was DYING for a dog. I just wanted a cute little baby to take care of. Now he is a big, crazy, 65 lb baby. He's not very loyal or devoted yet. He just wants to play and be hyper ALL THE TIME. Thankfully, he stays outside. I didn't want my house chewed up or smelling like dog. But getting an older, calm dog sounds like fun. :)

Tommy, Suzanne, and Mary Peyton said...

i think you'd be a great mom to a dog!!!!

just go for it....

wait - isn't that what i said about a baby?????

oh well...........

winstead family said...

so yeah, jake is a rescue, 3 years old, and he is the best friend ever! he is so laid back and sweet! still getting used to cole, but wellll worth it. and already housebroken. take it from me, don't get a puppy!! :) get a dog. i got jake at petsmart, and a lady is there every saturday w/ her rescues. i also went to cara.

Katrice said...

ha! I'm laughing b/c this is what most people do when they want a child!ha!ha! Then they get pregnant and not quite sure what to do with both now!ha!ha!

Kearsmom said...

Yep Katrice...you hit it right on! haha...

Seriously, Ashley, you're feeling that natural instinct that follows settling into marriage...

Just make sure if you get one, you choose a dog that can handle small children. Ask about it. It would be awful for you to get a dog, and fall in love with it, then later have problems...

Good luck!

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