37 thoughts on “Poll – should we get a puppy

  1. Honestly, I’d never do it again… we got pup at seven weeks old, and it’s worse than having a newborn child.. no sleep, no space, constant cleaning up of bodily fluids, nothing is sacred… and I do mean NOTHING.! Not even your hair… The big guy thought it would be cute… and loves having a friend greet him so enthusiastically… despite the biting. Everything stinks of dog, and everything is covered in hair, slobber and pee… never again. Next time I’m getting a cat… 😉 😀

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  2. Further to my ‘other’ comment…a dog will live for at least a decade and beagles eat anything and chew anything. I have owned 3 dogs in my life and each one lived for a minimum of 13 years. My current dog is 13. I will not be getting another dog in the foreseeable future – however, I am in full cat mode and the moment there is a cat vacancy in my house, I am rescuing my dream ‘all black’ kitten from a shelter! (Explanation: We have 2-cat maximum laws).

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  3. This is a conversation that we keep on having (not necessarily a puppy, but certainly a dog). The question that we keep on coming back to, is who is going to take it for walks.

    I can see that I would end up with all dog-walking responsibilities which — once the lockdown is over — would be a struggle in the mornings.

    The current state of things is that if one of the boys is both able and willing to take a dog out every morning before school, then we will get one. It hasn’t happened yet.

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  4. No. The reason being, if you have to ask, you are not sure you want one. They are a lot of fun, they love you like crazy, they are a lot of work, and a long commitment.

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  5. Claudette, I know you walk dogs for a living, but have you had a dog before? If so how did it go? It might be a nice distraction for everyone, esp your kids, but then again it might just be more work? PS. Was there something I was supposed to click on to vote, or was that a rhetorical question? It’s late and I’m dense tonight.

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    1. There is a poll but it doesn’t show up in reader, you see it if you open the blog in your browser.

      Yes we had a dog for 10 years. He died when my second child was a toddler. And we’ve also dog sat puppies… 🙂

      And it’s the family, specifically my partner, who has decided this is a good idea. He roped the girl in… 😉

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  6. If you are even remotely considering this idea I think that means you’ve gone over the edge and we may never get you back. Now is not the time for a puppy. No. No. No.

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      1. We just had a fight because on Friday nights we’ve been doing take out, and my daughter got mad because I didn’t want the place they decided on and I told them to order without me, that I’m fine with something in the house….

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