If I Didn't Have Animals . . . .

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by nccatnip, Jan 31, 2008.

  1. nccatnip

    nccatnip Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    Piedmont area NC
    If I Didn't Have Animals . . . .

    I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.

    My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

    All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of hair.

    When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.

    When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through fuzzy bodies who beat me there.

    I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.

    I would not have strange presents under my Christmas tree -- dog bones, stuffed animals, toys, treats nor would I have to explain to people why I wrap them.

    I would have money ....and no guilt to go on a real vacation.

    I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I pu t thei r yet unborn grandkids thru college.

    The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave him/her/it ALONE.

    My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.

    My house would not look like a day care center, toys everywhere.

    My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.

    I would no longer have to Spell the words B-A-L-L-, F-R-I-S-B-E- E, W-A-L-K, or T-R-E-A-T.

    I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.

    I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too much.

    I'd look forward to spring and the melting of snow instead of dreading mud season.

    I would not have to answer the question "Why do you have so many dogs/animals?" from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.

    How empty my life would be.
  2. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Songster

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    [​IMG] I love this! Especially spelling out t-r-e-a-t!
  3. HenHappy

    HenHappy Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    on my way to you....
  4. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    True true true. Excellent post. [​IMG]
  5. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    So funny, so true!!! We've had dogs that learned to understand spelled words. And one of them was s q u i r r e l
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    [​IMG] Great post!
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas

    In my house it's not t-r-e-a-t, but c-o-o-k-i-e! And Charlie girl can count...don't ever try giving her just one (she's allowed 2 a day).

    Poor Jake, all he ever hears is BEHAVE!

    Great post.
  8. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Quote:I should have a recording of me repeatedly saying, "Stanny, leave it!"
  9. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2008
  10. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I love this !! I have 6 dogs and we are NOT allowed on THIER couch , I have baby gates in just about every doorway ! and a dog who has finally learned to spell B-A-L-L so know we have to call it something else LOL

    thank you for this one - I will have to show DH when he gets home


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