I broke down and got a dog today!!! My sister calls me almost everyday asking if I will take in a stray or care for some kind of animal or another. Well, she called this morning and begged me to take a female Australian Shepherd. My sister previously confessed her adoration and obsession for these hideous creatures. She called at 7:30 one morning to have me look up pictures of them online so I could share in her joy! Long story short, I was caught in a weak moment and took pity on the dog she described to me. Dallas (yes she is a female) had been beaten by someone before and was in desperate need of a loving home. She doesn’t bark and is very obedient. Don’t get me wrong…I do not have an extreme aversion to dogs. I just don’t love how they jump up on everyone, incessantly bark and slobber all over! Not to mention the fact that my third boy is allergic to dogs and my oldest boy really dislikes them. In fact he posted something on Facebook yesterday that sums up how he feels toward canines. His post reads…"I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves." ~Anonymous.
The first dog we owned came to us by default. Our neighbor rescued him and he couldn’t keep him so I found myself taking pity on him….both the neighbor and the dog. He was a Black Lab. We named him Sambo. He had a knack for being obsessively protective. I LOVED taking him along on camping trips. I felt perfectly safe when he was around. My husband didn’t treat him very well and he eventually ended his life by hanging…(the dog...not the husband) very sad. The next dog we tried was a little house dog named Bandit. He was the DUMBEST dog I have ever come in contact with. Couldn’t teach him a thing! He ran away…good riddance! I actually know where he ended up. A neighbors grandson fell in love with him and took him home….once again…good riddance!
Well, here we go, trying it again but I do think I will end up liking this dog…she seems like a sweetheart and I like her already.