Wednesday, March 23, 2011

We Are Thinking About Getting a Dog...

We went to the Animal Shelter in town.  We only liked this one male black Lab.  He was brought in with two other black Labs (one female, one male). They all look the same age/size. (About a year, maybe?) But we really liked him the best. (Which makes me think, "If we like him, he's probably a bad dog"...)  I am not going by the "cutest" dog, I go by their personalities. He seems to be calm and won't look at you.  And the tag on his kennel says "Well mannered".  (All three of them say that- the ones that were brought in together..)  But the woman said she thinks they may have been "Over disciplined"..  What exactly does she mean by that?...  I wouldn't want to get a dog with issues, you know... Especially dominance issues, or aggression issues...   (That's why I think this dog will be good. Although I don't know for sure..)   We are still thinking about it.  With my husband still not working, and we might be moving again; we don't know if it would be a good time to get  a dog right now..  (If he could get a job here, that would be better, but..)  We both keep going back and forth..  lol   I think "Everyone has a dog, it's not that big of a deal.."  But then I think "I will have to watch him all the time, make sure he isn't getting into anything, chewing on anything he's not supposed to be...  Pooping or peeing in the house....  Eating the hamsters.."  (lol on the hamster part, but seriously.. We'll have to put the hamsters up somewhere) Plus walk him, clean up poop outside (it is the 14 year olds' and 8 year olds' jobs, but...)  I know the first week they will be gung ho "I will take care of him! I PROOOOOOOOOOMISE...."  Then all the excitement will wear off...   Then it will be "Take the dog out."  "Clean up the dog poop"..   "I don't waaaaaaaaaant to."     We'll see..   I'm kinda just waiting to see what my husband says. I told him if we get a dog again, I am NOT taking it back to the pound this time, so it better be for real...   (So if he says we can get a dog, then I will know it's "meant to be"..)  :P   

3 comments:

Handmade Crafts Done While RVing said...

Thinking about it first... SMART! Both of our dogs are rescues and we love them so - they both came with issues and with love and a lots of patience we are ALMOST there lol... hoping it all works out for you... Can't wait to find out what you do...

Keeping our fingers crossed for you all!!

Mary/May said...

Over disiplined usually means the dog/cat/whatever.. was possibly in an abusive situation in its previous home.. so it may be a bit skittish and afraid.. we got a dog from the shelter that was like that.. several years ago.. shes still terrified of some things..(water,loud noises) but otherwise shes a very well behaved dog.

Tina said...

Mary/May, that's what I was thinking, that it might have been abused. (The two other ones were the same way) :(