Everyone I know seems to be getting a dog or a cat or ducks or something and blogging furiously about them, so now I’m thinking maybe I should get a dog, too. Not just because everyone else is doing it or because I want to blog about it necessarily, just because it seems like something I’d like to do.
I went through a “must get a dog” phase a couple of years ago and ended up getting a cat. The cat could use some company.
I’d get a shelter dog, of course, not a puppy. Something small, but not one of those twig dogs that break really easily. It has to be bigger than the cat at least.
Something not too young and not too old. Happy to spend the day with just the cat while we’re out. Lively enough to enjoy a couple of hearty walks every day, but mellow enough not to tear the house apart when we’re not watching.
I’m thinking a Schnauzer, since they seem to crop up quite frequently on the shelter lists or some kind of poodle or terrier mix.