January 15, 2010

Getting a puppy . . . maybe?

Ever since I was little, I always wanted to have a small (huge emphasis on small) cute dog who is just a lovable furry little mass of fun! After having several fish and a few small birds throughout my life, I finally feel that it's time for me to become a dog owner. I know it's lots of tough work especially if you're getting a little puppy who has little training. Not to mention that I live in a fairly tiny apartment but I've done my research on which kind of dogs are suitable for that kind of environment and found out the my ideal dog is a bichon frise! They supposed to be pretty active indoors so they don't get too bored staying inside too long, however, it's still necessary to walk them at least once a day. They aren't yippy like most people think of when they see a small dog such as this breed which is a tremendous relief. They grow fond of people easily and are easy going with little children and are overall great dogs to have if you dwell in an apartment.

Wahhhhhhh!~ Are they not the cutest little suckers you've ever laid your eyes on? I don't want mine to have a show dog poodle looking hair cut though. Short hair, to me looks way better on this them ^ ^

Thing is, I've been asking a couple of my friends who are dog owners and they pretty much gave me no positive feedback about getting a dog, especially since I live in an apartment. Instead, they all said a cat would be better. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy the company of cats but only when they're considered to be a kitten. I don't do full grown ones because I think a lot of it has to do with when I was about 4 years old, I pulled on my cousins cats tail not obvoiusly not knowing that it would hurt it the poor thing and ended up getting scratched. Another reason would simply be that I just don't have that same feeling of happiness about getting a cat compared to getting a dog. Could be because I've been so set on getting a dog for so long, I no longer want anything less.

I've talked about it with my mom and she says we can get one now if I really wanted to but I still want to do more research because I want to make sure that whatever dog I choose stays happily in our family for as long as possible. If anyone has any advice, please leave a comment because I'd love to hear it :]

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