If I didn't have a dog or cat...

My dog says he likes this piece below, entitled "If I Didn't Have a Dog or Cat". A friend posted it to Facebook and we Googled it to find the author, but to no avail. If you're a true blue animal person, no doubt most everything here will hit close to home!

"If I Didn't Have a Dog or Cat"

- 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, with out taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.

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

- I would not be on a first-name basis with six veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grandkids through college.

- The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave it alone.

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

- I would not talk baby talk (e.g. "Eat your din din" and "Yummy yummy for the tummy").

- My house would not look like a day care center with 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, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, O-U-T, G-O, R-I-D-E, C-O-O-K-I-E.

- 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 rainy season instead of dreading "mud" season.

- I would not have to answer the question, "Why do you have so many 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.



  1. Yes, all the things that others believe are so important, and they simply are not. What is "home" without the shining souls of animals that bring it to life?

  2. My dog says...

    Mary: We couldn't agree more. A house is not a home without animals scampering around!


  3. My life would be so less fulfilling :)

  4. My dog says...

    Kari: I know, right? Can you imagine coming home to an empty home? What a sad place that would be!

    We dogs RULE! Woof!



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