Sunday, January 31, 2010

Advice I Have Gotten About Dogs And Homes

I felt better with a dog in the house.

You'll know.

Don't get it unless you're sure.

It's OK if you're not ready.

Take your time, don't let anyone rush you.

Take pictures.

It'll be fine. Don't worry.


  1. I like JRH with the blast of the showerhead comment!!! lol. Man. Im tempted to blast my cats tonight. Being snowed in has done NOTHING for everyone's nerves.

    You're the one that said before all of this that the dog will find you. That's the process. You have a lot of support for whatever way this goes.

  2. Keep her if you love her. If you don't love her, think about why you should or should not keep her. Are the reasons right? We took in Mr. Lumpy because it was not difficult and the alternative for him was an earlier death. And he was an easy dog. It was a no-brainer, even though we [I] didn't love him.

    When searching for a dog, I almost fell for 1) a gorgeous, young strong vigorous large dog that was WAY too much for me and 2) a tired old dog that would have been another Mr. Lumpy. I really considered #2), but then we found Jack, who was a Goldilocks kind of dog - not too hot, not too cold, not too hard, not too soft, not too big, not too little - just right.

    Don't just keep her because you don't feel right turning her down. Believe me.

    But if she's easy, and no trouble can be a good relationship, even if it's not LOVE.

  3. Good advice, all of it.

  4. If you build it, they will come.