Friday, June 5, 2009

7 Reasons You and Your Spouse Should Have a Pet

I remember the day, eight years ago, when Clay brought our golden retriever home. We named her Molly, but after two weeks, we knew that she was a Shelby. Shelby has moved with us from Marietta to Woodstock to McDonough. She was there for Clay when he had his shoulder surgery and she cuddled with me when I had a stomach flu. She has been such a wonderful part of our married life.
It's hard to believe that I had to convince Clay to get a dog. If you are trying to decide whether or not to adopt a pet, here are seven reasons why you should:
1. It's good practice if you do not have kids and good entertainment if you do have them.
2. You always have someone to blame the farts on ("Shelby, what did you eat tonight?")
3. A dog wakes up every morning with the excitement of a little kid on Christmas morning.
4. You can ask serious questions with a lighthearted tone in the presence of a puppy ("Shelby, does your Daddy think money grows on trees?")
5. You feel like the most important person in the world when you arrive home after a long day at work and your beloved pet knocks you down with kisses (picture Dino on the cartoon, The Flinstones, attacking Fred as he enters the house).
6. Dogs are a great example of unconditional love.
7. They make the cutest pictures for your scrapbook, blog and facebook pages.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting:) I might have to blog the seven reasons we don't have a pet!
    Have a great day.