I am a lover of dogs. I really am - their wagging tails and fluffy selves make me so happy. I can honestly say I've never met a dog I don't like (and this is a strong statement because there are lots of things I don't like). I grew up with dogs and they have always been a big part of my life. Recently, I started living on my own so I lost a fluffy roommate. Don't worry, the dog is still alive but it was my roommate's dog so obviously the pup is living with her now. Sad, I know! She is the best. Always listened to me whenever I had something to say, never judged me, was always there ready for cuddles or a belly rub...and really her unconditional love and enthusiasm for life was so precious and endearing. I loved coming home to see her tail wagging furiously and for her to welcome me like this was the best part of her day. Of course I still get to see her quite a bit, but it's not the same as having a dog in your life everyday.
For the past year, I have been debating with the idea of getting a puppy. But the idea of potty training, the vet bills, and overall time commitment keeps holding me back. While I would love a fluffy pup to call my own, I want to make sure I can provide a good home for it first and foremost. Of course, my work also plays a part. I have the tendency to need to travel for work, so this has proved to be a major hindrance. So far, my practical side has won and told me I should wait to get a dog once my life is more settled.
But then I see pictures like this, how can you say no to a face like that?! Total heartstring pull, le sigh.
So in the meantime, as I continue to wrestle with the idea, please let me know if you need a dog sitter (and you are local to the Northern VA/Washington D.C area). I am always on the lookout for making new furry friends. Furry friends are the best kinds of friends.