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Thread: If I Didn't Have A Dog... Or Cat...

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    If I Didn't Have A Dog... Or Cat...

    If I Didn't Have A Dog... Or Cat...


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    I could walk barefoot around the yard in safety.



    My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

    All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would b
    e hair-free.

    When the doorbell rings, my home wouldn't sound l
    ike a kennel.



    When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through all the fuzzy bodies who beat me there.

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




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

    I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 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 and makeshift barriers.



    I would not talk 'baby talk'. 'Eat your din din'. 'Yummy Yummy for thetummy'...

    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 extraleash.



    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, S-U-P-P-E-R, and 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 them as 'mud' season.



    I would not have to answer the question: 'Why do you have so many animals?' from people who will never know the joy of being loved unconditionallyby the closest thing to an angel they will ever encounter.
    How EMPTY my life would be!!!>>
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    I'm sorry this looks so funky. I keep trying to fix it but to no avail. Sorry!!!
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    Awww, between my mom and myself, we have 4 dogs and 3 cats. Meow....Woof.....
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    That is so true all of it!! We have a lab mix and she is 10 yrs. old and we love her but she sheds on a second by second basis. My husband says he has to "shave the bottom of his SOCKS" before he puts his shoes on. lol I swiffer a LOT.
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    Amen! Got to love the fur babies.

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    You also have make sure you neighbor does not take the same vacation days as you so they can feed and water your animals.

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    I agree.. I'm blessed with a dog that doesn't shed.. but you will always find at least one poop bag in the wash, as I keep forgetting to take the unused ones out.. It's funny when people ask why I have a bag in my pocket..

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    How true. And YOU are an angel to all your "babies"!

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    We have 4 dogs and a cat. My DH said one day, "we have too many". My response was "which one do you want to get rid of?". I'm still waiting for an answer

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    Life would be so boring with out our furbabies. I have two cats and a yellow lab, they are definalitly the sunshine in my life. Except during the MUD season.

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    oh dont forget when the telephone rings they run to the phone as if it was for them. so cute..

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    I didn't know there was a "mud" season. Since it is flooding in the Houston area, our fur-baby is delaying potty trips. She had to wade in elbow deep water this morning when she went to her usual spot, but thankfully, it finally stopped raining for now. I'll have to thoroughly clean our covered patio (a/k/a "alternate potty").....later..... not looking forward to that chore. She liked it better because it was dry.

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    Dog and cat owner here !!!

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    I'm thinking of putting a label on all my quilts that say.........."Quilted with cat hair and love"

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    We lost both our cats this spring. One had been ill for an extended time; the other just lost her 9th life on the road in front of our house. We haven't replaced them with a new family- it has been such a relief not to be worrying all the time (and paying the vet) for the older one, but my oh my how empty the house seems with just me and DH. We'll see how long we last.
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    I agree.. I'm blessed with a dog that doesn't shed.. but you will always find at least one poop bag in the wash, as I keep forgetting to take the unused ones out.. It's funny when people ask why I have a bag in my pocket..
    I am always pulling poop bags out of the washer. lol Thanks for reminding me I need to add poop bags to my list of things to take tomorrow when I leave for Atlanta.

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    I have 5 dogs and 1 cat!!! I love my fur kids.. They are better behaved then my kids were when they were growing up. My babies understand what the word "NO" means, I don't think my kids (ages 40 & 39) ever understood the word or maybe no meant "yes" in their teenage mind!!! LOL
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    Animals are so special. Keep telling our black lab that it is a good thing he loved because his shedding really does get to me. He's brushed often and I sweep every day (we have laminate floors lol) but there still is always hair. But he makes us so happy with his personality.

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    I have 2 dogs that are part chiuaua and 1 full blooded one. They shed so much that I think I could make a new dog every day. I used to have cocker spaniels and they never shed this bad. I wil keep them all even with the carpet that of course I put in before I had the dogs.
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    Rebecca this is great and I'll be sending it to a few friends!
    You described our homelife in a nutshell! We have 3 and often 4 doggies (I mean Angels) here!

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    I'm only allowed one furbaby (cat) where I live, and I give him credit for my sanity. He doesn't even charge by the hour!

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    If I didn't have cats I'd be missing out on so many unexpected laughs through the evening hours.
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    Hear, hear!!
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    How true ! I have 8 cats and know the feeling when you tell people the number. 7 are strays or adopted from a shelter.....LOVE THEM ALL.

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    3 small dogs 2 big cats and they are worth there wgts 100 times over in gold.--3 of my fur babies are labeled 'rescues' but I believe that they rescued me

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    Awe, how sweet, I want a cat so bad, but no pets allowed where I'm living!
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