Originally Posted by izad
Izad: This is no R1 or GSXR 1K we're talking about here. You can't just park it when you're done with it.
If your friend knew you as well as we do (from these posts) .....he'd know better than to push one of his puppies on you. I don't know what he's thinking....is he just trying to unload the last of his puppies?
I'll throw a few of the 'nastier' facts your way -
You've told us you don't like dog hair and slimy drool. Hell, that's what most dogs are MADE of
This wee puppy is gonna grow up to be 70 or 80 lbs with a human age/intelligence/understanding equivalent of a 3 year old.
Dogs that live alone in backyards can be noisy, destructive and learn how to jump fences like Olympians. Some of those dogs eventually find their way to a local SPCA.
Do you think you'll like wiping snot and muddy foot prints off your sliding glass door? Get used to it. When it's pissing down rain or freezing cold, he'll want IN, where his running buddy is....Do you blame him?
His hair is only this long >---
F*ck. You'd be cold too.
Dogs need continued social contact and mental stimulation as well as physical exercise, and your dog depends on you to provide that for him. It's your responsibility to your pet. It's the right thing to do.
What if you catch him developing the habit (usually caused by BOREDOM) of snacking on turds that you forgot to pick up?
Yes, welcome to the world of picking up dog poop. There'll be
a shitload of it all over your back yard...pardon the pun
Remember that dogs were originally a pack-living animal that became domesticated to serve man.
In absence of a pack bond - they depend on their owner to provide them with the companionship and continued social contact that domestication inadvertently took away from them.
From what you have said here, you have answered your own questions....I don't think a puppy is right for you, right now. The dogs love it, the SPCA needs volunteers and not only do you get company, you're doing a very charitable act.
Wanna do a real favour?
Take an SPCA dog for a run.
You can get a taste of dog ownership by taking out a 'loaner' for a couple of hours
-No offense intended-
Just the cold, hard facts.