Sunday, September 25, 2005

Dinner with friends -Part II

We're feeling pretty popular these days...Yes...another dinner invitation that we could not pass up. We love this couple! Alice is one of my first friends at Altamesa and Alan is a sweethart....Our children are also compatible (very important!). Best of all, they have Maggie...I don't go to their house too often, but when we do I always look forward to bonding with Maggie. She's a pretty little miniature dachsund. I don't know what it is, but Maggie likes me. I felt really honored when she chose to sit in my lap instead of Mommy Alice's lap....

Now here's the question...I would love to have a dog, but is it really logical? After all, I work all day, the kids are a school and Preston's at we REALLY need someone else to take care of? If we did get a dog, what kind would it be?

The Sim's have a 2 noisy terriers in their back yard and a baby Yorkie in the house. I love the Yorkie.He is precious. I also love Cocker Spaniels and Scottish Terriers(apparently, I have thing for terriers that I did not realize until now). So do we just jump in and commit to a dog? I know what will happen...the kids will fall in love, but I will ultimately be the one who makes sure it's fed, pottied and nurtured and I'm already doing THAT for 3 kids and a husband!!!

Of course, there is always the negatives to think of....Mary Chris and the Jack Russell with mange episode...Maggie ate too much fudge and threw up everywhere one Christmas....and most importantly...Rebekah (my oldest) is terrified of dogs. Although, now that she is 11 she is getting better. Alice used to put Maggie in her cage whenever we came over beacause Rebekah was so afraid of her. This goes way back to when we lived in PA. Apparently my dad took Rebekah to the back yard to feed his dog and the dog jumped on her. She was about 3 when this happened and it made her very fearful of dogs. She has pretty much gotten over it, but would getting a dog cause a relapse?

Perhaps I will wait until Preston and I are home alone (empty nesters I believe it's called)...when all of the kids are gone and have their own lives. Then I will get my dog and spoil it...Until then, I will just enjoy everyone else's dogs!

Another question: If we did get a dog what should we get? It needs to look like one of us....Any suggestions?


JenniferReinsch said...

get a dog!!!!!! sorry, i am a dog enthusiast, and i think everyone should have one.

cheri said...

I don't know what I'd do without my Sam - but them I'm alone at home so much. Great company. My suggestion? Get an older, mixed breed dog from the humane society. One that's already housebroken and knows what it's like to be loved and give love. Sam's papers said full -blood Lab but one look at him let's you know he's not. But I'm glad 'cause he is much calmer than most Labs I've seen. Carter surprised me with him (but that's a long story).
Hey - tell Preston that last night I had the BEST meatloaf sandwich on white bread with Miracle Whip and just a bare swipe of mustard! Hmmmmmmmmmmmm! Wish I had another but Carter ate the rest! I'd tell him on his site, but then I have to open an account yada-yada-yada.

Lindsey said...

Hey, I meant to tell you yesterday, my friend Mandy and I, went and saw "In Her Shoes" on Saturday. It was a really cute movie. We were like the youngest people in the audience. I didn't understand why so many older folks were there, then I saw that about half of the movie takes place with elderly. It was cute, I reccommend it.

Mommy said...

Get a dog. But get a small one. Get a mini dachshund....they're the best!! :)

Anonymous said...

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