Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I do NOT want a puppy

First of all, thanks for the Frisky condolences. I haven't cried in two days, but I miss that pain in the ass, and I see her out of the corner of my eye a lot and it is either a bird statue or a tiger Webkin or a flashlight. Now, on to other animal things.

For the first time in the history of my life, I do not want a baby animal. I feel it in my bones, I know it in my brain, my heart does not have the capacity to love and lose another animal.

I have loved and lost nine dogs and three cats. I still have THE dog, but I am thinking the magic number of dead animals is going to be 13 for me.

Okay, I might be lying to you and myself. I might be able to love and lose another dog or cat. I think that I am completely over being responsible and living my life around an animal. We can't live in a sweet condo downtown because my dog is awful on stairs and he would not like having to always be on a leash. I schedule my lunch hours and work schedule around my mutt. He gets anxious when we are gone, and I alternate between being livid that he peed on the floor AGAIN and being petrified he will keel over and I will have a 110 pounds of dead dog to be hysterical over. Mr. P and I are going to be in the southern Caribbean for 10 days in December and I hate that he will be at the doggie daycare and kennel that whole time.

But, here is the bizarre twist of fate...Mr. P is wanting a puppy, but he keeps guising it as a present for ME. I told him in no uncertain terms...I do NOT want a puppy. BUT, I have brought all the other animals into the house, so I will not prevent him from getting a puppy---but it will NOT be mine. NOT mine. HIS.

I wonder how long it will be until we have a puppy.


Jen L. said...

You posted this an hour and a half a puppy yet?:)

creative kerfuffle said...

ah--i'm guessing before the week's out you'll have a puppy : ) the hubs always talkes about getting me a puppy--but, we have two dogs and two cats and i don't want another animal. i am a hardass and say do not bring another one home. i will not bring an animal into the house. but i do so want a baby animal.

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Well, if you've resigned yourself to the fact there will be a puppy in the house, don't you want a say in what kind of puppy comes home? =)

Swistle said...

10-15 minutes.

Well, I'd say before the end of the year. I was going to say "before Christmas" but I want to include Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Just b/c it's going to be "his" puppy doesn't mean you won't get stuck doing all the clean up. What kind of puppy?

Alice said...

oh dear, i just now read the previous post as well, and i'm so sorry about frisky. i hope you & mr p are doing OK :(

and i'm with nilsa - if you've resigned yourself to a puppy, shouldn't you be involved in the choice? ;-)

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