Emily wants a puppy …. really really really bad, but with all of the drama that we have already, it just isn’t a good idea for now. I told her that I would start researching breeds so that we would know what kind we wanted when we finally decided to get one or two.
We want dogs that are medium sized, big enough to climb the stairs on their own, but not so big that it’s like feeding and cleaning up after a horse.
We want dogs that don’t shed a lot.
We want dogs that don’t bark when the wind blows.
We want dogs that are cute and somewhat fluffy.
I had a Chihuahua when Derek and I first got married … but that’s too small to climb the stairs, they tend to shed and boy howdy are they ever yappy.
I thought about a Beagle, but heard that they shed a lot and can be yappy.
I really wanted a Chinese Crested …. but Derek said ….. “oh dear lord … that is the ugliest thing I’ve ever seen.”
Poodles don’t shed, but the ones that I have been around were really skittish and kind of weird acting …. plus majorily yappy.
Then Derek saw the lawn care commercial with the little Scottie named Haggis and he actually said, “you could get one of those” …. this coming from a man who is sooooooooooo not an animal person. The only pet that Derek has owned in the past twenty years was an outside goldfish named Deuce Bigalow … and when Deucy died, Derek tore out the pond and we didn’t get any more fish.
So Scotties it is .. and yes, we are naming one of them Haggis, because it’s cool to name your pets after sheep gut casseroles.
… and yes, I know that there are thousands upon thousands of great dogs in shelters that need homes, but with my “background” I really don’t want to be scrutinized by some animal adoption place and told that I can’t adopt a dog because of my past …. I believe in animal rescue, but I already did some major human rescue by adopting my kidlets …. and when you adopt five drug addicted kids then you can lecture me about buying puppies.