Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Pet Ownership

We are pet people, completely and unapologetically. To me, a house without a pet isn't much of a home. We suffered through one sad year in a no-pets-allowed apartment, and the SECOND we moved we got a dog, then a rabbit, then a foster dog.

We couldn't be happier, but oh my goodness they do add a lot to your life. They bring mostly joy, with a few small negatives. Exhibit A: My coworker has officially sworn off dog ownership after hearing another coworker and I exchange guess-what-my-dog-puked-on stories daily for several weeks. I don't get that decision at all.

Ok, that's not true. I understand a little when I come home to this:
Harley went outside, dug a hole in the mud, then spread that mud all. over. the. house. COOL!

We also get the occasional sibling spat.
Lilly REALLY wants that bone!

But adorableness like this makes up for dirt and slime:

Henry posed like that himself! He's such a great model.
Here's a snapshot if the video won't play for you:

We love our little ones!

1 comment:

  1. I love having a dog in the house. My in laws are anti-dogs, so they don't quite understand the pet love when they visit...but we love it! I agree - a house is waaaay to quiet and empty without a furry friend. :)