2012-08-19 05:14:56 ( UTC )
a new dog
I keep thinking about getting another dog, but I am totally mixed up about it.
The idea of it scares me to death. There is so much on my plate right now (taking care of
my mom, writing appeals because of insurance problems, a possible medical malpractice
suit, taking care of my sister, my mom's house in Nevada, to name a few) plus I don't want
to feel this pain again. It's been 4 months but I am still missing my dog and it is very
easy to cry just thinking about him.
I found a dog online at a rescue shelter. There is a video and discription. He fits in
with what my husband likes. I am more flexible but this dog is a Basenji mix. He seems
like a good dog but the breed can be challanging. The other half is Mini Pincher, another
breed that requires one to be on their toes.
Dogs can be a lot of work, some more than others. I am not sure I want to take it on and
dogs are like having a baby; once you assume the responsiblity, there is no turning back,
in my opinion. They depend on you for their very lives.
I emailed the foster family and asked a few questions. I wanted to know more before
filling out an application. We have emailed back and forth a few times. She is going to
call me tomorrow. I feel like I am going down the adoption road without feeling totally
invested in the idea.
I think I'll talk to her tomorrow, say I would like to talk it over with my husband, then
fill out the app. if we decide to adopt.
My husband doesn't like my wishy-washy attitude towards this, but like I said, I'm
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