- You’re having trouble getting up in the morning. It takes a person about 12 weeks to turn repeated action into a habit. It takes a dog about four days, especially if there’s something in it for the dog. I took my dog for a walk two mornings in a row. Now he expects a walk every morning. I don’t always wake up to my clock, but the persistent thumping of my dog against my bed will inevitably get me up. (The only other animal I would recommend is a rooster.)
- You need reminding to change the batteries in your smoke alarms. The beeping noise the manufacture installed to warn you of a low battery will send your dog into painful hurling. You will have no peace until you change those batteries.
- You need a butler. The minute someone knocks at the door your dog will be there to greet your visitor.
- You want your favorite chair kept warm while you’re gone. There is nothing Fido likes better than to occupy your chair during your absence.
- You have a wood burning appliance and you need lots of kindling. Some dogs are absolute masters at finding every loose stick in any area, even in a field where a tree has not grown in twenty years.
- You need a water dowser. Any Labrador owner will tell you that if there’s water within half a mile, their dog will find it.
- You want to hone your baseball skills. Just accidentally drop your piece of chicken and see which one of you — you or your dog – catch it midair.
- You want one sided conversations. Dogs are the best listeners. Some may even tilt their head to ask questions.
- You need an excuse for not doing your homework. It stills a good one. My dog ate my blog. Oops.
- Someone needs to watch the cat while you’re away. On the other hand, I had a dog and a cat who collaborated during my absence to get a frozen chicken out of the sink.
2 thoughts on “10 REASONS TO GET A DOG”
My cat was a better alarm than my dog, but everything else sounds about right.
I am a sucker for a sad face four legs and a waggy tail so you had me smiling from the start