Tuesday, December 20, 2011

If I Didn't Have A Dog...Or Cat......

If I Didn't Have A Dog...Or Cat......

I could walk barefoot around the yard in safety. 

My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and 

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

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

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

I could sit on the couch and my bed any way I wanted, 
without having to take into consideration how much 
space several fur bodies need to get comfortable. 

I would have enough 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 college. 

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: 

"out," "sit,"
 "down", "come," "no," "stay," 
and "leave it ALONE. 

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

I would not talk 'baby talk'.  'Eat your din din'.  'Yummy 
yummy for the

My house would not look like a day care center, with toys everywhere. 

My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats 
and an extra

I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L, 
W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, O-U-T, G-O, R-I-D-E,
And C-O-O-K-I-E.
I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as 

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 rainy season instead 
of dreading them as 'mud' season. 

I would not have to answer the question: 'Why do you 
have so many animals?' from
 people who will never know the joy of being loved unconditionally by the closest thing 
to an angel they will ever encounter

How EMPTY my life would be!!!


Re said...

What a lovely post! I am a pet owner, of 2 tomcats, a guinea-pig, a hamster, and 2 bearded dragons, all of which this applies to! I love this post. BTW, i have you listed on Blogs i visit over at my own blog, Furless Fairies Dezines. Wonderful blogging :)

Karen Lewis said...

Absolutely spot on! We started the year as a 3 cat family, but sadly finish as a 2 cat one, but I don't think I could ever live without some feline companions sharing our lives. :-)