Friday, March 31, 2006

The One That Got Away

Ok, it didn't get away as much as we had to give her back. She was just too much of a puppy for Jonah (and us) to handle.
To update you (although most who read my blog also read Shu's so they know about our trial-run doggy) we were trying out a doggy for a few days to see if this was the One for us. To be honest, she really was the perfect dog. She was sweet and affectionate and good with kids and gorgeous!! But she was a puppy. And we are looking for a Dog.
In her defense, she was housetrained which was #1 on our list. But that was pretty much it in the training department. She jumps up on people and furniture, she bites (A LOT - probably because she is teething), she doesn't walk well on a leash, she doesn't like to go in her crate at night, and she likes to wake up at 6 am!!!! She doesn't sit or stay or shake hands. But she does fetch. Maybe that is an inherent dog trait.
Jonah and I REALLY liked her. Shu......well, tolerated her, perhaps? He doesn't understand why people want to have animals live in their homes. If you would like, you can read his commentary on that at Just Shu.

The problem was, Jonah mostly enjoyed the dog from a distance. Like on the couch or on our laps. Every once in awhile he would sneak off the couch and grab a toy and quickly run to get back on the couch. He did share well with the dog and loved to give her her bone and treats. He also learned how to say "DOWN" which was cute.
But it wasn't really fair to let the new doggy rule the house and have Jonah banished to the couch.
So to recap, the dog would have been the PERFECT dog if:
A. She was older
B. Jonah was older
C. She was smaller (?)

That being said, here are a few pictures in tribute to our dog "Doggy" and Jonah and their few fond moments together. Just imagine some nice music playing in the background as you scroll through the pics. :)

Also, once the dog was gone. Jonah found a new playhouse.....................................................


As you can see, Shu joined him the dog house! JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am curious where this hatred of animals came from? Shu's whole family seems to have an unnatural hatred of animals. Except Dad? And Shev? And supposedly Sarra? Any ideas?

9 comments:

stillruleall said...

I don't hate animals. If you flooded your business and put an alligator in it that would be cool. Or a hippo, a rhino, a zebra, a horse, a female lion (the males are too boring, they just sleep), the fox from fox and the hound, the animal that heman rode, or nemo, that would also be cool. Just cats and dogs are gross and annoying.

stillruleall said...

flooded your basement. not business. unless your business is in the basement.

Mrs. AP said...

those pictures are priceless - especially the one of them looking out the window! love em. It really is too bad...she's adorable...

mom said...

I don't hate animals. I grew up with dogs. I've had a turtle, an iguana and 2 parakeets, fish, and we tried a dog too. (I might add for longer that 2 days)

Rolling hills of green said...

And simmy and Sarra love horses too. They just don't want another animal living in their house. I grew up with a dog too, and I loved having a dog, but my hands are full enough as it is right now, thanx G-d.

2R said...

I love dogs, and would have one if i thought i'd be home enough to take care of it... I'd like a horse and dolphin as well...although i do understand that just as I can't have the dog now, i may never be able to get the dolphin...
and dad grew up with cats...
so who knows...

Mrs. AP said...

See? It sounds like everyone is pretty much saying the same thing - along the lines of what i commented on shu's blog. People like animals. But it's theoretical. On a practical level, they don't like all the day-to-day stuff that comes along with having an animal in one's house. Or don't have the time or whatever. So sure animals are great - just in someone else's house! :)

iSrAeLiWannab said...

yay im in ur blog!!

Seth said...

Well, the pictures are very cute. I can't say, however, that I'm very sad that it didn't work out. That's because I'm allergic to dogs, and I am glad that I can still visit you without pumping myself with drugs before I come over.

I'd advise you to get a cat, but Ali's even more allergic to cats than I am to dogs. Otherwise, we both love animals. Maybe you should get a dolphin like the others have suggested.