Wednesday, June 3, 2009

How much is that doggie eating my underwear?

Growing up we never had pets. Well, we had fish but they never lasted long - thanks gran. My older sister did have a white rabbit called Nosey but we don't really walk about that. And then when I was about 13 I was allowed to get a guinea pig. That's when I learned that I'm scared of most animals and can't for the life of me pick one up without being scared of being bitten or peed on or breaking all it's bones with my human hands - accidently of course.

I'm grateful that we never had a dog or a cat or a horse or a bird or anything else we begged for - except a unicorn, I'd really have/would still love a unicorn. Husband's family have a small dog. This is why I'm grateful we never had one. I no longer think 'What if my parents weren't so mean...' or 'My childhood would have been so much happier if I...' A dog does not mean happiness to me. This (hu)man's best friend needs to be able to speak words and not start yelping when it can't find it's way out a pillowcase.

Chances are we'll end up with a small dog some day because husband is such an animal person(and I sort of, kind of want a puggle) but until he can take better care of himself we're not getting one. I have enough to worry about like my sun tan and what colour to dye my hair next without having to guard my underwear and rubbish bin from a wee yappy dug! - I sound like my mum now.

Did you have a pet growing up? Do you have pets now? Are they pests? Do you love them? Convert me...


Danielle said...

Ha ha ha! I get a kick out of this!

Laura said...

You would.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Too funny. Enjoyed reading your blog today..still finding my way around blogland....I always love making new friends..I am posting about Disney so hope you will stop by. Commenting automatically puts you in the drawing for the June giveaway.

Jordi said...

I have grown up with dogs and cats and work with dogs every day. I love them! But I have learned I am more of a fan of big dogs and cats. Little dogs just aren't as fun to me. I want I big dog I can play rough with and goof around with!
As for right now I have 2 cats and my room mate has 2 cats. But I have plans of getting a great dane puppy and cannot wait!

I honestly think I would have a zoo if I had the funds/room!