Last night I asked Eric a question. And like millions of females before me, I promised my husband that no matter what his answer was, I would NOT get mad.
Let it be so noted that I asked Eric this question after making him watch roughly five song and dance numbers, performed by me, me and me…begged him to give me a piggy back ride because I stepped in dog poop while performing, “Hey Mickey!” And then continued to do an interpretative dance to “Lady Marmalade” while he did the dishes.
It was somewhere towards my last verse of “Voulez vous coucher avec moi…all my sistas yea!!!” That I paused and said, “Eric we have been married almost a year. Now tell me, in all seriousness, when you married me did you realize that I would require THIS much attention?”
Eric, being the brilliant man that he is, did not answer the question. But I continued pressing him, and finally he said, “Well, no…” then he quickly followed it with a, “but I like it!” Again, if only all men were as smart as mine.
Of course after he gave me the answer I was looking for I declared how independent I am and that I just LIKE his attention…I don’t NEED it!
Earlier that evening Eric and I had gone to see the movie Bolt at the dollar theater. Watching this movie, which I thought was really cute, and the combination of our conversation about my attention “needs” led us to a realization that has been a long time coming: we need a dog.
And this is where you come in…
We have been talking about dogs for a while, but now we are seriously considering one, and I am getting really really excited!!! But I want to make sure we explore all of our options. So I’m looking for suggestions.
Here are some guidelines. Because we will probably be living in an apartment for a while, it can’t be a huge dog. But I was raised with Golden Retrievers, so tiny little dogs are kind of silly to me. I think I like short hair dogs. Eric’s family has a Cocker Spaniel, and she is great, but no offense to Hayley, I don’t think curly hair dogs are what I’m looking for. But I mean, you never know! Each puppy is different! I’m not opposed to muts or mixes. Eric likes Terriers, and I’m pretty much in love with Boston Terriers I have decided. Mostly because I think one would match really well with all my decor. Is that wrong?
OK, so if you have any suggestions I’m up for them. It might be a while before we get the puppy, but you know me…I like to build things up really really big with so much anticipation that I usually get anxiety when it comes to the actual event. But unlike most “builder-uppers” things usually live up to the hype in my mind. So let’s blow this baby out of proportion! It’s PUPPY TIME!!
I think I’ll name him “Pony.”