Ok, so for those of you that tuned in to Saturday's "Snapshot Saturday", you saw the adorable Fenway! This Basset Hound's very cute picture was sent in to be featured. It was a great little post, but I got HATE MAIL!
I am not kidding, HATE e-mail. Not about the adorable dog...don't get too upset!
I mentioned that I am not really a "dog person," but Fenway almost made me want one. The HATE mail was in regards to my not being a "dog person." These emails tried to teach me that having a dog was great, dogs bring such love and fun to your life, that I should open my heart to a dog, dogs would be beneficial to the minis, blah, blah, blah!
First of all, I am so thrilled for all of you that love dogs and have them. I agree that dogs bring people joy, love, friendship, etc. I did not make accusations or state anything to the contrary. I grew up with dogs...always had one. I don't mind dogs and can certainly be in a home that has them. Most of my family and friends have them and YAY for them.
Here are some of my arguments against ME having a dog:
When I was two, I was attacked by our German Shepherd. Long story, but I am pretty sure that started my adversion to canines. I made it out fine, but I think it is understandable why I was skiddish around dogs growing up.
Molly Lou Mini #1 is also allergic to dogs, so that poses a slight problem with the dog as a pet in the Molly Lou house. To the one that said that my children needed to have a dog growing up and gain that love and companionship of a dog (I am rolling my eyes at you and perhaps more). I am in no way impairing my children's abililty to have a happy, healthy, and normal childhood. My parents have dogs and other friends and family, so they are around dogs enough and then Mini #1 has his nebulizer treatment and steroid medicine if it's really bad.
Mr. Molly Lou doesn't feel that he is responsible enough for a dog. He used to really want one, but then realized what all it would entail. And let me just remind you that I have two children, a messy husband, business, house, etc. and I DO NOT NEED TO ADD A DOG TO THAT!
I am obsessive compulsive. I need to have a clean house. I already vaccuum at least once a day and add a dog to that mix between shedding, sickness, food, and drool, I might just lose it. Did I already mention how messy Mr. Molly Lou is?
I appreciate all your thoughts on our needing a dog, but hopefully I have opened your eyes to my reasons and certainly hope this doesn't affect our friendship. To those of you who sent the hate mail, thanks for taking the time to fill me in on your thoughts, but might I make a tiny suggestion: GET A CAUSE. There are MUCH more deserving causes and others who need sound life advice that perhaps you could extend an olive branch to.
Have a great day! Cheers!