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Life without dogs

I found this very appropriate note on Sheltie Nation and thought all dog owners could relate. Unfortunately the author is unknown, but for those that have multiple dogs, I’m sure you could have authored this. Jim and Barbara I especially thought of you.

Sarah (aka Bella’s mom).

If I Didn’t Have Dogs…

I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.

My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

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

When the doorbell rings, it wouldn’t sound like a kennel.

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

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

I would have money …and no guilt to go on a real vacation.

I would not be on a first-name basis with the veterinarian, as I put his yet unborn grand kids through college.

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave him/her/it ALONE.

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

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

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

I would no longer have to Spell the words B-A-L-L, F-R-I-S-B-E- E,
W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, R-I-D-E, P-I-Z-Z-A, C-O-O-K-I-E

I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.

I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog ties them down too much.

I’d look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading “mud” season.

I would not have to answer the question “Why do you have so many animals?” from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.

How EMPTY my life would be!

On this day..

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4 comments to Life without dogs

  • cindy colbert

    I love this. Years ago, too many come to think of it. Anyway I actually spent a whole year without dogs, I had a small baby and she kept me busy but I missed a furry friend. Before too long I had everyone I knew looking for a sheltie puppy for me. I have’nt been without a dog since and hope when I die there are shelties lying on the bed with me. I would have tons of them but the hubby draws the line at two…………spoil sport.

  • … and I’d be able to leave my shoes where I took them off without fear they’d be chewed to pieces. A small price to pay for such companionship. Thanks for sharing this.

  • This is a classic! I’m going to mark this one down as a favorite so I can spread the good word. Thanks for sharing!

  • …and the walls would not be covered in mud and hair after a rainy day :)

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