I got a new dog!

@Citychic (4078)
United States
June 2, 2010 8:46pm CST
Hey Friends, I know it's been a while since we've chatted but I do hope you all can understand that sometimes life takes place while we are busy trying to catch up. Well in the meantime I got this new dog. Her name is Reign and she has been taking up so much of my time. Please don't get me wrong. I love animals but they are a lot of work. I wanted to get a husky in the beginning but the dog that I have is one that was sort of given to me and I just didn't have the heart to turn her down. So far she has turned out to be a very good family pet. But to be honest I find myself longing for the days when I could just walk down the street and be able to do simple things in life without always having to worry about a pet. Having a pet is almost as bad as having a new born child. What do you all think. Should I keep her or try to get rid of her? I would love to hear what everybody here at mylot have to say on da issue. Thanks and have a great evening everyone. Hopefully I still remember how to mylot, tee hee.
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
5 Jun 10
If it is me, I wouldn't have the heart to try and find a new home for her. I realize that there is an adjustment period for having a new pet in your family, but I also have come to believe in my life that from the minute that they come into our homes, they are a member of our family. It probably won't be that long before you will be able to enjoy those simple things in life that you were used to before Reign became a part of your family.
@sweetyethot (1738)
• China
4 Jun 10
I'v never keep a pet before.It takes much time to look after them,and u need to spend much time with them to be close to them.Perhaps I think Im too busy to take care of a pet.Since u got it,u should keep it as well as u can.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
4 Jun 10
I have several pets and to me they are just like children I have adopted; they are part of our family. We recently adopted a kitten that has proved to be a handful to say the least. I do get exasperated with him a lot but he is one of my ‘babies’ and I wouldn’t dream of getting rid of him because the joy he brings over all far outweighs the bad behaviour! I guess you’ve got to look at the bigger picture and decide if this dog brings you happiness. As I said I think pets are like children and they are a responsibility and should be taken care of when adopted and not ‘returned’ unless it is extreme circumstances.
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
3 Jun 10
Ya i got a beagle also.Very active dog.quite intelligent.The amount of poop and toilet training,do use up many hours of my time.Dog take alot of time to train especially if u allow them to stay inside the house.The first few years of training will paid off when they are older. My country weather here is quite hot, but they are still people having husky,they are eyes are nice color.But i guess they are in air con rooms and keep airy condition. Yes dogs need a lot energy. If your got gf or siblings to help u to take care then it will be more easy.
• Philippines
3 Jun 10
Hi dear, I know what you are saying when Louise first moved in with me she took a lot of my time. I have slowed down in my making money online because she just took all of my waking time. Also this week my bullmastiff Missy would be joining me and at the end of the month the malshih twins cupcake and munchkin. I sort of have new babies with me and I know it takes a lot of time to groom.train and play with them. But I have my heart on this. I love these babies and I am 100 percent sure that I want to keep them and commit to provide them a good home. Let me ask you is your heart in it? Do you love her? Could you commit your time to her? You would need to make a lot of adjustments but when you your relationship will be rewarding. If your answer is no to all of that question just give her to someone else who has the time,patience the budget, the love and respect for her. If you were just nearby I would gladly take her in. I have always loved to have a siberian husky.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
3 Jun 10
Please define what "get rid of her" means to you! I do hope it means you find her a "forever" home with a loving, attentive family, because the alternatives are cruel & unthinkable. If you're not ready to take care of her & give her the love & attention every dog needs, then you should definitely find her another home. I think you'd grow to resent her, otherwise. Maggiepie "If there is...justice, he'll get AIDS, or one of his grandchildren will get it." ~ NPR's Nina Totenberg (another "tolerant" liberal) on Sen. Jesse Helms.
@cryw0lf (1302)
• United Kingdom
3 Jun 10
To be honest just pay for a dog walker! There are plenty of young people looking for off the record work, even if it's £4-5 an hour. (Thats about $6-7) Though I'm sure kids in America would probably do it for $5. That'd wear your dog out, and from there all you have to do is throw some food out, make sure there's fresh water (change daily)! And let her out every few hours. (Say 3-5). They're not THAT hard to take care of. And next time you're sitting watching tv, call her over and stroke her, you don't need to talk to her to socialize with her.
@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
3 Jun 10
Hi Citychic, Well you have already taken her as a pet didn't you? So I guess stick around for a while with her and slowly you would like to do all the things which at the moment seems to be trouble for you. Aw. it would be fun to watch from a distance Reign giving you a hard time with all her pranks
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
3 Jun 10
They sure are a lot of work. We have an older beagle and she can be a pain.