Musings About Life... After Birth



Posted by Chelsea on February 13, 2008

Aside from Momtourage member’s Alison’s golden retriever, Dylan, I’ve never been a huge fan of dogs. I grew up with cats, so I’m partial to them. Dogs are just so….high maintenance. Most jump all over you, hump your leg, sniff you, bark a lot…ugh. Generally, I just don’t like ‘em, much to dog lovers’ disbelief.

Dylan, however, is chill, which is probably why I like him. My husband wants to get a dog at some point, rationalizing that “Every boy needs a dog.” If I could be guaranteed a Dylan, I’d get a dog, but like kids, you just can’t guarantee that the dog’s personality will be everything you’ve hoped for.

My son and Alison’s twin girls with Dylan last June.

Mommy, can I have one?

I’ve actually always found little dogs like pugs and English bulldogs kinda cute, but I think the reason I like them is that they’re sort of cat-sized. At that point, you might as well just get a cat, no? Plus, they’re not particularly sporty, which I guess would negate my husband’s Normal Rockwell-esque boy/dog dreams.

The perfect compromise might be a beagle, the hot new dog of the moment, as one was named Best in Show at last night’s Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show:

Seriously, this dog is CUTE. Small, sporty and apparently, usually pretty sweet? I just may change my mind.

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