Today our friend who owns a small dog and six cats alerted us to the availability of a six-month old toy poodle. Completely free, with all vaccinations etc.
Well, let me say that it was a temptation. The cuteness factor is + plus + = >. It was a foregone conclusion, right?
But then I got to thinking . . . walks . . . every day. Rain or sleet or shine. Arguments over who should walk the dog this time. Bath . . . every week. See previous sentence. Vet bills. Accidents. Small, dependent animal that can't communicate beyond . . . barking.
It came down to the wire, even to the point that I had a name for this dog: "Blackie." But when I actually had to make the decision, I thought for a moment and said . . . "Nah."