Tuesday, August 14, 2007

If I Didn't Have Dogs

(Mom got this in an email and wanted to share)

If I Didn't Have Dogs in My Life...

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.

I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.

I would not have strange presents under my Christmas tree -- dog bones, stuffed animals, toys, treats nor would I have to explain to people why I wrap them.

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

I would not be on a first-name basis with 4 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grand kids through college.

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave him/her/it ALONE.

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

My house would not look like a day care center, 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-,
F-R-I-S-B-E- E, W-A-L-K, T-R-E-A-T, B-I-K-E OR C-A-R.

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 do not have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.

If I didn't have dogs................How empty my life would be.


Jasmine said...

thanx for sharing!
unknowingly i just let out a smile on my face while reading it...
these 4-leggeds give life a meaning. what do we do without them!

Luckie Girl said...

Wow, that's a very interesting read. :) Thanks for sharing!

Texas's Mum said...

Hi Maryann,
Texas's mum hear and all I can say to that
is amen sister I would be very lonely
with out Texas.

We doggies are a great help
to our hoomans and we give them
directions and a lot of outher stuff.
So the long and short of it is WE DOGGIES

Love and Licks
Texas (and his humans).

Pacco de Mongrel said...

thanks for sharing it wit us..my owner really enjoy it...

its so true....our living room r full of toys n dog treats everywhere...

Balboa & Mommy said...

that just saus it all! I love that! Especially the toys all over and wrapping dog gifts.

Those people just don't get it ~ how sad.

Frenchie SNorts

Peanut said...

This is so true.

The mom

Dakota said...

Oh, The Mom will really like this! I'll have to send her the link!

Ginger said...

Now THAT'S a keeper! Thanks for sharing. Mom always says that dog fur is an important part of her diet!

*high fives*

Ferndoggle said...

Oh I shudder to think. Some people just don't get and they never will.

They think it's funny I have 4 baby gates & no babies!!

Dog fur is the most popular condiment in our house!!

Thanks for sharing!!

-- The Mullin Clan's Mommy -- said...

I loved the poem. It ended so right! You doggies are members of our family, too, & I wouldn't have it any other way. Would be too lonely without your companionship & love.

Kerrio said...

All true!

(especially the spelling bit - very funny!)

Tadpole said...

Hee hee - that's great! So true. :-) I left my dogs with my parents one night when I was moving, and the house was SO SILENT that it was rather frightening....

Bah - who needs money when you have their love, right?

Tad and Fig's girl

Duke & Gidget said...

Those words are soooo true! Thanks for sharing!

~Pug Hugs~
Duke & Gidget

Lady Kaos said...

When I moved out of my Mom's house and into an apartment that didn't allow pets I thought I'd be okay. It was the longest year of my life and I will never do it again. Not having a pet in the house is not a good feeling for me.
Hilary (Kaos's Mom)

Sophie Brador said...

Yup. After two weeks without Sophie, I know precisely why I have dogs. They are the best!

wally said...

Whew--glad SOMEONE appreciates us. We deserve snacks, huh?


Lorenza said...

This is a great post. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Sorry for the people who don't understand why we love our fur kids.
Have a nice day
Lorenza's mom.

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

My mom really liked that!! Thanks for sharing. She wishes that her grandpa would understand dogs and why she chooses us instead of having kids. We're so much better!!


PS. Thanks, Tucker, for your understanding. I'm sorry you're having the same troubles with Bear that I'm having with Ulee.

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket & Daisy said...

We love it. It be sooooo true!!

Pugsley, Buster, Cricket and Daisy Mae

Poppy said...

I love it! We just moved to a new place and have somehow arranged it so that we have retired both of our puppy gates. Amazing feat!
Poppy's Mom

Rose said...


We love the saying you posted, and so do our folks. Post more when you get them.
P.S. It's HOT here too, it was 122 degrees with the heat index today. Our folks freeze water for us to lick when we are outside, so that helps alot.
Keep Cool!!

Rusty & Smoky

Holly said...

Dogs complete the humans. Without us they are truly nothing. And certainly not as happy as humans WITH dogs!


Toby said...

That was a great read! Thanks for sharing. I love the last two sentences the most.


Maggie said...

Mom says she can't imagine life without us! Who would be her best friends in the whole wide world?! We love our mom!

Love ya lots,

Amici said...

We love those sayings :), especially the last one! I definitely help complete my parents life. :)

Huskee Boy said...

Thanks for sharing this... it is SO apt in describing the hooman/ dog relationship.. Mom couldn't agree more to that last statement!

The Husky in the Window said...

That is so good. I got my mom to print it out and she's gonna put it in our room. It says it all.

Husky Hugs, MayaMarie

Kapp pack said...

Even more reasons for the humans to rescue more of us!

-Kelsey Ann

The Daily Echo said...

Oh boy is that right! Mom says it belongs on the frigerator. That's where all the extra special stuff goes.

rpm said...

I love these words you have put on this post. It says it all!

Casper and pals said...

Beautiful and so true says Momma who lives with and loves all 4 of us!

Woofs Casper,Buddy, Nikki and Winnie