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Nothing's Happening

weather: cloudy
outside: 5°C
mood: happy
There's really nothing happening in my life. I can't say much about work except that its going along smoothly, there's no craziness at all, even though the project I'm working on is for Microsoft.

I saw my MOH and her dog Minnie off at YVR this past Sunday. She's back in YYZ now. There was another dog (2 year old Doberman girl who vehemently disliked her kennel as well) and a cat on that flight with her. It sounds like Minnie survived the trip okay. She's settled into MOH's apartment, already gotten the idea that that's her new home and barking ferociously when there's a knock at the door now. =)

Husband Guy keeps asking me if I want a dog of our own. I'm not sure... if I think our dumb bird is such a pain in the ass, what makes me think I'll like an even bigger pain in the ass? I love Minnie a lot, I've babysat for Minnie... it's not the same, but still, it means I'm not totally averse to the idea.

It makes me think of what breed I'd like.

I like small dogs, but I heard they're more expensive in terms of medical care. They get injured more easily and their plumbing goes wrong easily. I love the look of Pomeranians and Toy Spitz varieties. I just like that little foxy face =) But they shed. Profusely.

Supposedly, Poodles, Bichon Frises and Malteses don't shed, but I don't know exactly how true that is. They may not shed like Minnie (just looking at her gets you a new white wooly coat), but they're furry and must shed at least a little.

I thought I might like a Border Collie. They're smart and not that small, but not too big either. But they might be too smart and would be bored senseless living with me.

Then I was thinking maybe we could get a young-ish dog (like 2-3 years old)... rescued or something, but already house trained and knows the basic "come", "sit" and "stay". Buddy-Girl-K's Mom once got a grey toy poodle (Taz) through her vet. Some lady had brought Taz to the vet, dropped her off, left fake contact info and never came back. Taz was very sweet and friendly, I never saw her really jumpy, yappy or excitable.


Jan. 16th, 2003 03:58 am (UTC)
As a dog owner in the honeymoon-is-wearing-off stage, think carefully. I still feel like I made the right decision, and my lab-cross is lovely, but the amount of time taken up with walking, playing, and generally making sure he's happy is a big chunk out of my limited spare time - I have about 2 hours free on a weeknight, and now 30mins of that goes on dogwalking - it would be more, were it not for my very helpful partner. And the difficulty of, for instance, getting to go to shops when they don't allow dogs and your dog can't really be left outside, or going on holiday, etc, should not be underestimated - especially if you and your husband are both working.
BUT - dogs are so lovely! Personally, I like the bigger ones better, though. FYI, ours is a rescue dog and is remarkably well behaved - aside from the hatred of cats, and being nervous of being left on his own for more than 3 hours...
Jan. 16th, 2003 09:47 am (UTC)
*nod* Thanks for the input! =)


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