Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pros and Cons of Having a Dog

A friend recently mentioned that they are thinking about getting a dog. So, I thought it would be good to blog about having a dog.

When I was a child we had a midsize dog that was a mix of mongrel and beagle and a few other special ingredients. Now we have Toby who is a miniature dachshund.
Every breed has its pluses and minuses.

Here are some pro's and con's about having a dog
1. They show they're love like nothing else. When you come home, it's like it's a party!
2. They are good listeners
3. They get you out of the house for exercise
4. They're compassionate
5. They're good watch dogs and will warn you in a time of danger
6. They can learn tricks and they are very entertaining to watch
7. They're soft (usually)
8. They are fun to play with
9. Dog is God spelled backwards (here's a song about it)

1. Somebody has to take care of them all the time (even after your child's promise that they will do it wears thin). Small breeds are less work, they are lighter, make less messes, fit in smaller spaces, etc.
2. They bark a lot sometimes
3. You will need to find someone to care for them when you go out or pay for them to be in a kennel or have someone care for them in your home
4. Because not many places allow dogs, you sometimes are held back from doing things you would do otherwise. But, that's what love is all about, caring for another more than yourself.

So, 9 Pros and only 4 Cons!  What are your questions or thoughts about dogs?  Please comment.