And of course, I don't just want any dog this time. I want one that looks like this:
Photo from: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/greaterswissmountain.htm
I can reason through most of the arguments to not get another dog. I've found some great deals on our medium-high priced dog food so we are stocked for a long time. The added crate and supplies would be a large start up cost, of course, but as we've seen with Ransom, it settles down after a while. The issue I can't work around is how they would both fit in the car, but that could be solved by putting the crates in back of the truck.
But then I ask myself, "Am I crazy?" And here's why.
Look at this dog. He is obviously not lacking in shiny, soft, black fur. It cover his entire body (save one unmentionable area). I mean, his underside is more covered with fur than I've ever seen. Its a medium length - not super short like purebreds. But also not long like the chow, which I guess that he has in him.
So it boggles my mind that he can maintain that much fur on his body, when I sweep up this pile:
I know it's gross. And I wish I could tell you that this was all of it, but really this was just a quick sweep of the noticeable stuff. I feel like I never actually get it all up, but I can at least get it to where it isn't noticeable to the guests.
So, I totally understand those of you who don't get a pet because of the hair. I really, really do. But, he's so much fun that I