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To get another dog... or not... that's the question...

Friday, February 22, 2008

So I'm an idiot... I already have a wonderful dog. She's perfect! Not destructive, patient, snuggly and cute. So what do I want?? To mess up that flow of course! I LOVE animals and would have a whole house full of dogs if my house/yard/life was big enough. Just b/c I can't have them though, doesn't mean I don't like to dream. So stupid me got on petfinder and there's a little boy poodle who needs a home. I swear he is my dog's twin separated at birth from the way the shelter is describing him! The fact that neither me nor my husband has ever had a boy dog before is one of our concerns... another is that my dog may be happy as an only 'child' (she LOVES being the center of attention)... and finally, what if this new dog comes with bad habits and messes up this wonderful thing we have going with our current dog??! All these fears.. and yet there's still a little voice in my head that says... "yes, but what if it's turns out good and makes your life even MORE wonderful?". Stupid voice. Stupid me for looking in the first place. If anyone out there has some advice about adding a second dog to a family (or a warning not to), let me know! Because right now, I don't know what to do!!

As for the whole "healthy lifestyle" business... it's going great. C25K will be ending for me soon and I have a few programs in mind to help myself train for a 10K this fall. I've also officially registered for a 5k race in early April. The pounds keep steadily coming off... so that's a happy thing. I've really figured out that it's a numbers game... calories in vs. calories burned. Well... I'm off to check my email and see if the shelter has emailed me the answers to some of my questions about the dog I should've never looked at! :-)
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