Am I insane?!?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by drdoolittle, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Yesterday my 12-yr.old son, his friend, and I went to a nearby town (an hour away) to visit a dog I had re-homed a few years ago. Well, the family has 5 dogs (including the one they got from me), and they had a stray turn up at their house late summer when the fair pulled out of town-----they think he was a "carni-pup". They got him neutered and shots, but can't keep him and are trying to find him a new home. They believe he is poss. a pit-mix, and has the coloration of a rottie-----just a very cute med.-sized dog. He is so nice, and the 2 boys spent most of the time there playing with him. Oh, how I wanted to take him home with me!! I must be insane! I have 4 dogs---2 large, 1 med., and 1 tiny. Three of the four are indoor dogs, and our shepherd is outdoors. Why on earth would I even CONSIDER bringing that dog home-------we also have 4 indoor cats, and a macaw and a lizard! My Hubby would KILL me, but I can't stop thinking about the dog. Why is it that some dogs just touch a special place in our heart, and we can't forget them? Oh, well-----I hope he gets a great home.

    Here are some pics. of him: [​IMG]


  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Looks like a Rottie mix to me. I don't really see any pit in there. He looks very sweet!!
  3. Catstar68

    Catstar68 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2009
    Franklinton, NC
    He looks very cute and sweet. He certainly is attentive!
    It is always easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission. [​IMG]
    I'll enable.
  4. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 4, 2008
    Tucson, Arizona
    I also don't see any pit, and I've had a pit mix (sweetest and dumbest dog I've ever had [​IMG])

    I would go for it. I always trust my heart when it comes to animals. It's when I use my head too much that I court disaster [​IMG]
  5. MustLoveHens

    MustLoveHens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 1, 2010
    Albion, Wisconsin
    What an adorable dog! I dont think your insane at all! I have eight dogs, so Im like hey! what's one more?!! lol....but I know what you mean, some times we see a dog, cat, horse, rabbit, chicken, and just look at them fall head over heals in love, and think what if. Or you dont think what if, but bring them home and love them even more! Hence what I have three of the eight! lol...
    I was looking at a horse on a sale site that needed a home real bad. He was an old 20+, QH gelding that had heaves real bad and was at a place that does parties and trail rides for the masses. I couldn't get him out of my head. But I cant have a horse where I live, so it's just not ment to be. But I still wish.... [​IMG]
  6. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2010
    Yes, actually, I think it is a bad idea to get another dog. It is not cheap owning pets and every pet costs more to maintain, it means buying more food, paying a higher vet bill, needing a bigger car, needing more room in the house, all sorts of things. It means if you lose your job or your finances otherwise are reduced, you have to make hard choices about which animal gets what care. Every additional pet needs more time and puts more pressure on the facilities you have. Every dog needs to be trained, and there is no guarantee it will get along with the dogs you now have. There are enough horror stories on here alone, to think very very hard about getting dog #5, let alone numbers 2-4.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2011
  7. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2010
    NE Indiana
    Well, I'm not really thinking of getting him, just wish I could. Yes, it would have meant higher vet bills, and everything else. That wouldn't bother me, but I know my hubby's limits. I think this dog would do great with my 3 indoor dogs, but definitely not with the shepherd------she was a rescue who had been tied up from 6 months old to 5 years old, and was at the mercy of dogs who came into her yard. She is very funny about other dogs, and only gets along with a few. She loves our boxer, and really, really loved a malamute our neighbor had. It has nothing to do with age or gender or the submissive/agressive-------I guess it has to do with personality. Anyway, just posted this because I knew there were others on here who have gone through the same thing.
  8. Silkie Sue

    Silkie Sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2007
    Sarnia, Ontario
    if i was you....
    and i was in your shoes....
    if i'm posting to a group of strangers trying to weigh the pros and cons of this dog , (which by the way, kinda sounds like he's yours already)
    you came to the wrong place to find someone to talk you out of it.......
    Don't worry about your husband, did he just meet you????? (he probably wonders why the dog is not home yet)
    get offf the computer and GO GET THE DOG!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Bossroo

    Bossroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2008
    You are defineately insane if you even consider bringing in another mouth to feed, and the time it takes to clean, train and house the mutt. Just another step to animal hoarding. Then there will be compatability and dominance issues that will lead to fights. Your husband has enough on his plate and stress especially in this economy. Do you really think that your husband will forgive you for all of the above issues if you spring this on him? I know I wouldn't !
  10. halfwaynowhere

    halfwaynowhere Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2008
    La Puente, CA
    whether you are crazy or not depends on some things, but if hubby isn't on board with it, then its just not a good idea.
    if you can afford another dog, and believe you can integrate this dog into your existing pack without problems, and have the time and energy to put into getting him accustomed to your home, then its really not a bad thing. different people have different limits for what they can handle, so saying its a bad idea outright isn't fair. But if you aren't 100% positive that you can handle it, and if not everyone in the household is on board with the idea of another dog, then it probably isn't meant to be.

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