May 19, 2005


I need a new dog. I go out walking every day at lunch and see all these people walking their dogs and I miss Pugsley. I see his leash hanging in the entry way still (why don't I put that away?) and I miss Pugsley. I go to the farmer's market and see dogs everywhere and I miss Pugsley. Damnit.

After Pugs passed away I promised myself I wouldn't get in a hurry to get a new one. I think I'm ready, though. It needs to be the right dog for us, a good dog, one that fits with us. You see, Pugsley had me spoiled. He didn't chew on things, drool, bark, shed or ever go potty in the house, so there is a certain amount of nervousness involved in choosing a new dog. Big dog/medium dog/little dog? Need for fenced in yard? Crate/No Crate? Male/Female? Ug. Would someone please find the perfect dog for me and bring them to me? lol

Anyway...Found these and thought all you dog lovers would enjoy them:


The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue." -Anonymous

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." -Ann Landers

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." -Will Rogers

"There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." - Ben Williams

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself." - Josh Billings

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." - Andrew A. Rooney

"We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made." - M.Facklam

"Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate." - Sigmund Freud

"If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons." - James Thurber

"I wonder what goes through his mind when he sees us peeing in his water bowl." -Penny Ward Moser

"A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down." - Robert Benchley

"I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult." - Rita Rudner

"Dogs need to sniff the ground; it's how they keep abreast of current events. The ground is a giant dog newspaper, containing all kinds of late-breaking dog news items, which, if they are especially urgent, are often continued in the next yard." -- Dave Barry

"Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog." - Franklin P. Jones

"My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money." - Joe Weinstein

"Outside of a dog, a book is probably man's best friend; inside of a dog,it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx

"Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean, here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul -- chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we're the greatest hunters on earth!" - Anne Tyler

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." - Robert A. Heinlein


  1. Oh, wouldn't a puppy be wonderful? I adore my labrador (although I do wish he was smaller!) Keep us posted on your fur-baby consideration!

  2. I've always been partial to golden collies and border collies myself, although I admit that the hair can get all over things if you don't shave them once in a while.

  3. Sounds like you're ready. has over 500 dogs listed in your area. :)
    Lois Lane

  4. I have and always have got Mini Schnauzers. Their so cool, and smart too. That picture is adorable by the way, simply adorable

  5. I want a dog for my girls so bad. They love them so much. But I have to find one that doesn't shed, or need constant grooming, loves children, is good for allergies, that likes to be outside, and that doesn't drool, or smell too bad, isn't too big that it's always in the way, and isn't to small that I accidently step on it and kill it.

    I have a feeling he will be mechanical.

  6. Celti - I'm getting a boxer in the not too distant future. Wonderful dogs. Do some research.

    Zelda - A bichon friese is what you need. Research them.

  7. Celti,

    I've sworn off dogs since my shepard died. However, I agree with omega. Border collies are cool. Or maybe a pug for an indoor type dog. My brother and sister-in-law have one and he's hysterical. They're so funny looking! Good luck in the pet hunt.


  8. Hmm... we'll see how much you like poogs next weekend. Gus'll be all over you; are you ready for him? Thing is, you'll either love him or hate him.

    (Maybe I'll give him a bath before you come...)

  9. You forgot "A dog licks his ass because he's going to lick you next."

  10. Awwww...I wish I could clone Sadie for you! She's just the perfect dog! Except for the fact that every year, around...NOW, she loses three dogs worth of fur, all on my carpet. And in Kev's food...much to the horror of his hair phobia!

    Take your time, sweetie. Go to a shelter. Talk to the volunteers. They should know the tempermants and the dogs previous living conditions, which will go a long way figuring out what training needs the dog has! Good luck!


  11. odd wife - it would and I will. :)

    Omega - I had a collie bite me in the ass once, so probably not. ;p hee hee - shaved dog.

    Lois - oh, I've been combing petfinder. I have 5 or 6 I'm looking into.

    Magi - oh, they're dinky! maybe a little too small. thanks!

    zelda - yeah, the mechanical ones are sooo easy to care for and don't make messes! :) A Boston Terrier might be good, though...they don't shed, good for allergies and don't drool.

    JP - boxers ARE cool. I have been researching.

    Vince - I've actually been considering pugs.

    Cooter - I'm more than ready for him - can't wait. He'll want to go home with me. ;)

    Trash - bwaaahahaha!

    ESC - well, get to work, girl! lol! I have been checking out the shelters, though they break my heart. so many sad faces I want to take home.

  12. "I wanna be your dog."
    --Iggy Pop

  13. Michael - ...and a wonderful pet you would make. ;)

  14. as a newly converted dog person.... my puppy has mademe sooo happy and he looks after me when I'm sad and down. Why not consider a rescue dogthat is grown up. They probably chew less and won't go in the house.

  15. I love that. I miss my doxies so much. I keep looking at dogs on-line, even though now is not the right time for us to be getting a dog. Sigh.

  16. Mornin' Sunbeam ~ you need a DOG!!!
    I would do a puppy all over again - still might as the Buffledog needs a bud - a sister maybe!!
    :lol: @ trashman!

  17. Reading down your blog I had to comment on this post too! I've always had a dog but when my ex and I broke up, the dog went with him. It broke my heart. Now I'm with someone else and, never mind kids, what's missing from our lives is a dog! We both work out so didn't think that right to have a dog when we weren't there most of the time. but I'm intending to leave work in September to study and will be around the house a lot more. So seriously thinking about getting a dog. Perhaps rescuing a greyhound that has been racing - they're supposed to make wonderful pets! good luck with it!

  18. i guess you can't really predict how a dog's gonna turn out. :) i hope you find a good one if you make the choice!

  19. Those were adorable.

    Of course it's going to be hard getting a new pet, but it sounds like you're ready.

    I like Chocolate Labs myself.