Thursday, January 8, 2009

Tasha

I know dogs are good for kids. I'm really just not a dog person. I had a dog, when I was a kid, that I got on my sister's birthday (I know, right? Ask her, sometime, how she felt about that). He was really cute, and I played with him and stuff, but he was smelly and lived outside. I really want to be one of those moms that doesn't allow her kids to have pets. Isn't that a terrible ambition?

Anyway, I try to let Dorian have plenty of exposure to other people's dogs. For instance, my mom's dog, a Lhasa Apso named Tasha, is the best dog ever. She doesn't smell bad, doesn't shed, and doesn't drool. I'm not even kidding. Plus, she climbs in your lap and cuddles. I could almost take her home, if it weren't for the middle-of-the-night pee trips and the chewed-up blinds if you leave her alone for more than a few hours. Dorian was very intrigued. He also liked my grandpa's dog, Butch. He wasn't quite as cuddly, but when he barked, Dorian thought it was the funniest thing ever. Good thing he laughs at lots of things, or else I'd have to get a barking dog, just so I could hear that laugh every day.

10 comments:

Marie said...

That second picture is the cutest!!!

I'm sorry, but how did you score a dog when it was your sister's birthday? It's because you're the youngest isn't it? ;)

Liz said...

Those pictures are super cute. It's not terrible to not want pets. You're either a pet person or you aren't. Dorian is getting so big!

CJ and Kate said...

He looks so cute with the dog. Your boy is way cute

Lauren said...

I wish I had your wisdom. My boys absolutely love the thing. Our dog is great, but. . . It is QUITE a bit of WORK though. Luckily, I don't have to do late night pee trips and my blinds are pristine. However, I wish the dog would stop peeing on my kitchen floor.

Kelley said...

Didn't you guys have a dog when I was living with you? I can't remember clearly.

And about the not wanting pets part... I don't intend to let my kids have traditional pets. #1 - because Jon is allergic to animals. #2 - because I don't want to deal with them.

Now, nontraditional? That's a different story. I intend to have chickens at some point, and hopefully goats. Do they count as pets? :)

the lunch lady said...

You need to get him a puppy. He would be so happy!

I wish I got a puppy on my sister's birthday. Spoiled!

Chaka said...

I am one of those cruel parents who is not excited about pets. We have enough mouths to feed as it is. I have only allowed them to have birds and fish. If we were able to find a non shedding, non alergic dog that didn't bark, slobber, or poop I'd be all for it.

Amy F said...

One day I might condescend to have a cat...but no dogs. Not a dog person at all. But on a side note- I think your mom's Lhasa and my mom's Lhasa are related...they look exactly alike. Either that or my mom's Lhasa is just the antithesis. ...the evil twin lost at birth. He hates kids, is referred to as "devil dog" or the "jekyll and hyde dog", and has started smelling yucky even after his bath.

Amber said...

We already had two cats (my husband's from before we met) and a dog when we had kids, and boy, am I sorry now. Stick to your guns as long as you can!

Lorinda said...

Carol, how did you feel about that?