You know you're not in college any more. Shit, you know you're not even in your early 20's any more when your Halloween night consists of baggy sweat pants, hiding under your throw blanket watching Zombieland alone (yes, I realize I'm the only person over the age of 13 who could possibly be scared of the COMEDY Zombieland) and falling asleep by 9:30. Winner.
Thanksgiving is fastly approaching and, while I canNOT wait to see my whole family, there will be a very important family member who will not be making the trip. My 13 year old baby-cakes, Riley.
She was my 13th birthday present and even though she is technically mine, it didn't take long for her to be known as our family dog. I obviously couldn't take her with me to college so she stayed with my Mom & Dad and I haven't had the heart to bounce her around to my many different cities over the past 5 years so I've missed out on a lot of day-to-day time with her. She is the most sweet, playful, mellow, sensitive dog on the planet and I miss her! Its the best feeling ever to come home and be greeted by her. She's always so happy to have me back.
This brings me to my endless internal debate, to adopt a dog or not to adopt a dog. Lately I've been leaning HARD towards not adopting a dog right now. I am HUGE on responsible dog ownership and I just don't think I live the lifestyle that would be fair to a fur-baby. I am single, live alone, work all day, am out and about most every day of the weekend, I just feel like I'd be cheating my pet out of the life and attention it deserves. On the other hand, the companionship, consistency and endless love that comes from a canine-lover make a lifestyle change seem worth it. Like I said guys, endless debate with myself over here.
Did I mention I have every intention of adopting a St. Bernard? I'm single and tall. I want a big dog to spoon at night.
So as of right now my giant dog dreams are on hold. I doubt a bruiser like this guy would love a one bedroom city apartment. Some day though. Then I'll just put a saddle on her and let Jack ride her around the yard. He'll never feel the need to ask for a pony.