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.
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:
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