Tuesday, May 20, 2008

a pet of my very own



i'm trying to convince jon that we need a dog. technically he is allergic to animal hair but says a dog would be better than cat hair. which is too bad because i love cats and really miss having one around. my cat was my best buddy, but he snored so i would kick him out of bed and he would get grumpy. i also like the idea of a hedgehog, but i can't imagine them being much fun to play with and cuddle.

i would love to rescue a dog from the shelter, or else my first choice would be a whippet! they're so adorable and meek looking but i bet they're mischievous-they have that look about them. i've read that obviously they like to run, but at home they're couch potatoes, which is perfect. i'm home all day working and need company! i've already decided on a name. santos. little santos. it has a simpsons reference but i won't get into it for those who don't know.

i'm working on it, but i have a feeling all i will end up with is a goldfish at best.

4 comments:

Delicious Industries said...

I grew up with whippets and greyhounds as family pets, they are so loving and loyal, but as you suspected they are very sneaky and full of mischief. It's also a myth that they need loads more walks than other breeds - they are actually really lazy and all of ours preferred to lay on the sofa than go out in the cold!

erica said...

whippets are wonderful pets! and it's true, the whippets i know are quite the potato couches.

i wish matthew would let me have a dog, but we already have two cats and no backyard. i would love a little dachshund...

Flipflash said...

I have a friend who have a hedgehog and it's sooooooooo cute!! But they're a bit dificult to "manipulate"... I mean... if you're not their owner probably you cannot play with them because of the spines, it hurts a little bit if you don't know how to play with them...

I think whippets are so cute. I'm allergic too and I have a dog (with long hair!) and there's not a problem.

Stephanie said...

glad to hear everyone's opinion on whippets and hedgehogs too! i love dachunds too but jon doesn't :(