If I didn't have dogs, my furniture wouldn't need to be covered to protect it. I could sleep in until I wanted to get up, there would be no wet noses in my face telling me when it's time. If I didn't have dogs, the windows in my car and house would be clean...Well, maybe not...
If I didn't have dogs, I wouldn't be buying so many "odor eliminator" candles. I could eat dinner sitting on the floor and not have eyes watching me take each bite. There would be no one by my side, always following me around. But living in the country with no nearby neighbors, if I didn't have dogs I might need to invest in a "different kind" of an alarm system. But I would be able to walk in a straight line through my house.
But then again, with Carl now working nights sometimes, if I didn't have dogs what would protect me from those things that go bump in the night? And if I didn't have dogs, I wouldn't have anyone to tell and share my secrets with. I wouldn't get to enjoy the outdoors as much.Enjoying all the simple things in life, like a game of frisbee
might not be so apparent to me anymore.The truth is, I wouldn't trade life as a pet owner for anything. I wouldn't want to experience a life without our crew. While they have broken my heart when they left, they have provided so much joy and everlasting friendship. My dogs have reminded me to live in the now and not so much in the past or the future. I think that our lives would be empty without them and I'm thankful that "they" are a part of my life!