Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Deepest Longing of My Heart

I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, a healthy body, a stable job, a comfortable home, and most days I feel pretty good about my life. One thing do I lack...

I desperately desire a puppy. Not just any pound puppy, mind you, but a bichon frise.

Pros: According to the American Kennel Club: “A cheerful, happy dog, the Bichon Frise is small and sturdy with a dark-eyed inquisitive expression and a plumed tail it carries merrily over the back. The Bichon is a naturally gentle, playful dog. He loves activity and requires regular exercise. His hair grows continually and does not shed, so extensive grooming is a must to prevent mats. Bichons also tend to be a good breed for allergy sufferers.”

I have also read that these adorable breeds are good for small living spaces. I used to be into Pomeranians, but Bichons have the advantage of not as much hair sheddding.

Cons: 1) I’m not home much. 2) My husband says we need a house with a backyard before we can have a dog. 3) With such an adorable happy little creature around, I may be so satisfied I’d never want kids. But my doggie will be gone when I’m old, whereas a child would still be around. If I raise them Chinese-style, they might even revere me and take care of me. Maybe I could do both after all. 4) Pets can be kinda costly.

Sigh. When shall my longing be requited by the acquisition my heart has so long desired?

1 comment:

Thanks for sharing your thoughts with me!