That's awesome. I might consider holding myself back when I'm in my thirties because I want to spend more time with my family and friends. It's not that I neglect my dog now, we have lots of fun. But I don't want to be sitting on my rocking chair at 70, and reflecting back on my life and only seeing a picture of a dog. Don't get me wrong, I love dogs, but I also want to have have a prominent life with a lot human interaction. I also want to travel around the world. I kind of want to live a nomadic life, I want to go to different places and learn about other people's culture and see things that one ought to see before they're dead. As you probably already know, having a dog takes a lot of dedication, making arrangements, and time. I might reconsider getting another dog when I retire. Currently, I'm happy that I have a dog, but he's more or less my parent's dog.
***Edited By: finalsphere on 11/2/2006 10:02:20 PM*** Reason: =)
Couldnt be without them....Actually, I like dogs more than most people...they love you honestly, appreciate you just being there, give back unconditional love and of course keep you warm on a cold night.
I had a dog for 18 years when I lived with my parents. Got married and hubby got me a cat. When our son turned two I started begging for a dog again He finally came to his senses and realized I am a dog person who needs a dog. He claims that Buster is the only dog we will ever have, but I think my son and I have other plans.
My dogs are getting older and creakier (so am I), so this thought has come to me more and more.
My joints pain me a lot and I seem to be living more and more on ibuprofen, even though my doc says I don't have arthritis. I can seldom take the dogs out for a walk anymore, which makes me sad.
I just don't know if it would be fair to another dog just to sit at home with me and run around the yard. I have three cats, who are (mostly) very good company.
The answer is I am tending toward thinking no more dogs for awhile. But these cats may outlive me! They are all about five to six years old and are all Siamese mixes, which tend to live about 18 to 20 years.
So I guess that even if I do absolutely nothing, I will have animal companions for most of the next two decades. After that, I guess I'll decide.
Well I plan on having my dogs for the rest of THEIR lives!!! but yes I will have a dog to my dying day...hopefully they will be on the bed with me to ease my passing should that be the way i go. Thanks for asking this question
Yes. Can't imagine a life without dogs. My mom is 76 and recently had to put down her 12 year old Corgi, Rusty. she is still grieving but is going to get a smaller dog in the spring. I think she is leaning toward a Bichon or Bichon mix. I put the petfinder site on her computer when I was out there last month (CA) so she can look when she is ready.