Dog shopping like any kind of shopping has become completely overwhelming.
I can hardly decide on shampoo (moisturizing, triple volume, infused with Moroccan camel urine), or Oreos (birthday cake, double stuff, mint, vodka crème <in my dreams), or even toilet paper (triple ply, strawberry scented, reusable), so how the hell am I supposed to decide on a dog?
These days the choices are ridiculous with all of these hybrid breeds like Puggles, every kind of Doodle and Chi-weenies. Not to mention purebreds and mutts. What’s a girl to do? Maybe get a ferret.
It’s not like we’re getting a dog today. We’re not. I’m still coping with the loss of this guy a couple of months ago:
But, time does pass and your heart starts to open to the idea of another dog. I am still at the place where I don’t think I could love a dog like Lucky. But…maybe I could just love a dog in a different way. Maybe.
The kids update me everyday on all of the amazing dogs at the humane society. Today we visited and I found myself drawn to the “imperfect” dogs like Lucky. Those dogs missing something, like Lucky was missing a leg and an eye. This lab, Max, was missing one ear and half of another. I loved him. Don’t you?
But, it’s still a bit too soon, and with our spring break trip coming up, we need to wait a bit longer. And, I am just not quite ready.
I’ve done my research on breeds and was interested to see that Runner’s World actually posted a great resource on breeds of dogs and how they are suited for the type of runner you may be (this is just part of the chart, for all of it – go HERE):
I am not set on getting a dog to run with. Many trails I run on don’t allow dogs, and lots of times I run on roads that might be too busy for dogs. But, I still like to think about having a four legged buddy to run with. Sometimes.
So, my questions to you are -
Do you have a dog and if so, what breed? Would you get that same type of dog again?
Do you run with your dog?
Which is better – puppy or an older dog (2-4 years)? Since I work from home, I could do a puppy. Just not sure I’m up for it. At least I won’t have to breast feed.