Friday, April 11, 2008

Is it love?

I'd never really been attracted to them like everyone else. I mean, sure, they're cute sometimes, especially when they're little, and I've never particularly disliked them...

But then they grow up and get all stinky and hairy. And then they expect you to feed them and take care of them and baby them because of course they can't do anything for themselves, and they smell bad and make lots of noise. They leave stuff all over the house and make a mess everywhere they go, a mess that they never clean up themselves. They whine and complain if they're not the center of attention, and you can't ever have your privacy because they're so nosey they have to know exactly what you're doing 100% of the time.

But women do love them, and they start to act stupid about them. They grow infatuated and get all lovey-dovey and fall head-over-heels and get furious with anyone who tries to point out any flaws. They get mad at other people who don't absolutely adore their "Snoogy-wookums" the same way they do, and they snap at people who offend them, either intentionally or accidentally. They're blinded by their own overzealous devotion.

Imagine my surprise then, while, when staring into those beautiful big blue eyes and running my fingers absently through the soft furry hair, I found myself thinking, "Maybe dogs aren't so bad after all."

7 comments:

ol' Bob said...

Don't give in to the dark side. Stick with cats.

schmath said...

Do you have a dog? If not, you should get one. I LOVE my dog. I just taught him to roll over. And he motivates me to exercise. But he is really hairy and slobbery and usually muddy, so he can't go inside.

Betty Edit said...

bob, no fear. Dogs still bark, and smell bad, and... oh, read the post.

Schmath, I've a cat but no dog: I'm just watching my nephews and they have a dog. A cute dog. :o)

elegyrl said...

DOGS RULE!!! I love my doggy!!

YetiMom said...

Oh no, and we subjected you to an evening of fur, whines and slobbery toys being presented to you! How yucked out you must have been. I do apologize. However, the dog is definitely here to stay and will have to be tolerated on all future visits to Yeti's house.

Betty Edit said...

Don't worry, yetimom, I had a great time. I don't mind dogs as long as I don't have to clean up after them. And your dog is very happy and friendly and didn't try to kill me--so I liked her. :o)

Veronica said...

Dogs are awesome. I prefer them more than cats, but then again I do get hives when I get scratch by cats and all itchy, yuck!

Dogs are the best. Its a man, woman's too, best friend!