Why Own A Dog?
Why own a dog? There is a danger you know, you cannot own just one, for the craving will grow. There is no doubt they are addictive, wherein lies the danger. While living with lots, you will grow poorer and stranger.
One dog is no trouble, and two are so funny. The third one is easy; the fourth one is a honey. The fifth one is delightful, the sixth one is a breeze, and you find you can live with a houseful of these.
So how about another? Would you really dare? They are really quite easy but oh, Lord the hair! With dogs on the sofa and dogs on the bed, and crates in the kitchen, it is no bother, you have said.
They are really no trouble their manners are great. What is one more dog and just one more crate? The sofa is hairy, the windows are crusty, and the floor is all footprints, the furniture dusty.
The housekeeping suffers, but what do you care? Who minds a few nose prints and a little more hair? So let us keep a puppy, you can always find room, and a little more time for the dust cloth and broom.
There is hardly a limit to the dogs you can add. The thought of a cutback sure makes you sad. Each one is so special, so useful, and so funny. The vet and food bills grows larger, you owe BIG money.
Your folks never visit; few friends come to stay, except other "dog folks" who live the same way. Your lawn has now died, and your shrubs are dead too, But your weekends are busy, you are off with your crew.
There is dog food, vitamins, training, shots, entries, travel, and motels that cost lots. Is it worth it you wonder? Could I be caught in a trap? Then that favorite one comes and climbs in your lap.
His look says you are special and you know that you will keep all of the critters in spite of the bill. Some for showing and some to breed and all for loving, they all fill a need.
The dogs and the dog shows, the travel, the thrills, the work and the worry, the pressure, the bills. The whole thing seems worth it, the dogs are your life. They are charming and funny and offset the strife.
Your life-style has changed. Things will not be the same. Yes, those dogs are addictive and so is the dog game.