Having heard tall tales of how dogs make great companions, how they add to your quality of life…blah blah blah I decided to ‘dog sit’ a friend’s pup for a few days, and test drive dog ownership. After just 3.5 days, it’s safe to say that I have little to no desire to ever own a dog. Let me tell you why –
*Note – Dog was friendly, clean, well behaved (mostly), didn’t shed much.
1 – Waking up at 5 am. For some, this might not be a big deal, but I love my sleep and don’t care to be woken to whimpering, whining, and being licked.
2- Walking in the rain. After you’ve been disturbed, you have to throw on clothes, shoes and a rain jacket to walk the animal for blocks and blocks and blocks, until they find a place they want to crap in/on.
3 – No Privacy. This pup (read- 2 year old dog) would jump on the bed, the couch, and find it’s head on my lap. This level of contact with an animal proved to be a little too much for me. No trip to the bathroom or the kitchen could be made w/o the company of this dog.
4 – Licking. If there is one thing I hate about animals, it’s the incessant licking. It never stops, leaving the licked with the need for a shower…constantly.
5 – Needing to be home to let out said pet every 6-8 hours. Heading home from a party early for the dog, stacking arrival and departures, so that the dog is let out often.
Need I say more?
More dogs for dog lovers. I’m quite happy living a life without furry companions.