I Might Get a Dog Pros:
I would love the companionship a dog provides.
I would love to have a dog to run and walk with every day.
I would love to take Roulette to the dog park on the beach.
I would love to come home after work and have Roulette there to welcome me.
I would love to watch movies on demand with my dog hanging out nearby.
I would love to meet other people by walking Roulette everyday through my neighborhood and at the beach.
I would love to have a dog that is older and already trained. Roulette is 3 years old and completely trained.
I Might Get a Dog Cons:
Who will walk the dog when I have to work eight to ten hours per shift?
I can hire a dog walker, but what about the cost? How do I find one I trust?
I will be working more nights again, soon. Will I be so exhausted when I get home that I will dread taking the dog out?
I sometimes wonder how well I am doing taking care of myself these days. How well will I take care of a dog AND myself? Will it all be too much?
I only had dogs when I was a young kid. I am far more used to the ease of caring for fat cats as an adult (and yes, a Maine Coon is the coolest kind of cat!).
Roulette seems to be a really sweet girl, no matter that Dennis called her a “lazy ass” for retiring from the show circuit at age three. Would that we could all retire that young, right Dennis? 😉
WHAT TO DO?
I guess I am getting cold feet. Sort of….