So I’ve had my puppy Bailey for a few weeks now and don’t get me wrong, she’s adorable — so adorable in fact that I have to, through my gritted teeth, put up with some of her ‘puppy’ antics. With this in mind I thought I’d share with you all those killer lines everyone always says to you before getting a dog (and I’m sure anyone who owns one can relate).
1. “Don’t expect your house to stay tidy.”
Excuse me, have you not heard of a thing called a vacuum cleaner and a duster? I’ve got both, and I’ll use them, thanks very much!
2. “They’ll chew your furniture.”
Not to worry Susan, that’s why God invented Dentastix — we’ll be fine.
3. “Careful, you’ll have to pick up poop.”
I am pretty sure having a child requires the same thing — pass the poop-a-scoop.
4. “What about when you’re out?”
She’s signed up to BorrowMyDoggy.com, there’s family who can sit with her and there’s Doggy Daycare, sooooo I think I’m covered if she needs extra company. Plus, I work from home.
5. “They’re hard work.”
Isn’t everything hard work at first? The point is to stick with it because it’s worth it.
6. “You’ll need to walk it.”
Well, duh. Turns out I like walking and getting some fresh air. And yes, if it’s raining I’ll be sure to pack my umbrella.
7. “They’re expensive.”
So are Jimmy Choo’s but I still love them!
At the end of the day, a puppy is for life, and just like so many things, if you want it you will make it work. So don’t listen to the haters — ignore them. I did, and my puppy and I are both ridiculously happy x