The Joy of pets has always been something that we have been enjoyed in our family. As children both Ollie and I had pet dogs and I also had the joy of a pet cat too! although the cat was not such a joy when my mum had redecorated her bedroom from top to bottoms and the cat did a war dance round the whole room covering EVERYTHING in oil after falling into a container of oil outside!
As I set out on my adult journey I acquired my own pup called Billy, and then some years later I then acquired Bob .. although telling ones now ex husband he was rescued when in fact I drove to pick him up from the owner’s house and paid hard cash was always going to show my marriage for the sham that it was!
Since then we have had 2 guinea pigs and a hamster called peanut. However since getting together Ollie and I have always had this ongoing discussion regarding getting a dog. Now since all our other pets are no longer with us and the only pets Joshua sees regularly is my Mum and Dads dog called Bobby and my sisters dog called Tiny Ollie is wanting a new dog and I am not wanting one at all.
Don’t get me wrong I love dogs, but selfishly I also like a very tidy house, not being tied to coming back at set times, not having to go out in all-weather because I have to walk a dog everyday and I like the fact that I have beautiful grass not tainted in dog poo remnants!
Ollie has yet to be able to convince me that a dog at this stage in our lives will in fact enrich it, his instance at the fact no dog of his would poo in the garden and it would only poo outside of the house, and that he would be sick if he had to pick up its poo is never going to win me round either.
So for now The Oliver’s are a no pet zone .. and certainly wont be considering a dog .. nice try Ollie!
I am linking this post up with Tara’s The Gallery as this week the theme is Pets