Wednesday, March 31, 2010

No Dogs Allowed

My three boyz are DYING to welcome a pet into our Trenches. 

They really want a dog.

They really really want a sloppy, slobbery bulldog.

And they really really really want to name him Bill.  And have his middle name be Ding.  (Get it?  This totally cracks them up.)

I, however, really really really really do not EVER want a dog in my Trenches.

So if I ever DO allow a pet dog into my house, PLEASE come take me away in a straitjacket.  Because that is your indication that I have officially lost my sanity.

Sometimes I taunt them and say, "You can either have a mother or a dog.  Your choice."

Except then it becomes not so funny when they respond, "Ok.  Dog."  every.single.time.
Sorry Bill.  Ain't never gonna happen. 

15 comments:

Life As I Know It said...

Take it from me: never say never :)

MommyLovesStilettos said...

My kids want a dog as well...and I can't do it! I love dogs and sometimes I wish we had one, but I just don't have the time. my sister has an English Bulldog and he is a REALLY cool dog but he gets slobber all over EVERYTHING and my OCD will go into overdrive. I can't deal with that. haha

Rita/Fighting Off Frumpy said...

LOL! I just blogged about the pains of having a puppy ... and if you read it, it won't help your poor boys' cause any. :)

I love bulldogs though ... and it really is fun to watch kids (especially boys) and dogs interact.

Monnik said...

Ha. I love the name Bill Ding for a dog. Clever!

We have a new puppy. He is adorable, but A. TON. OF. WORK.

And... he broke four bones in his paw last week, so now he's wearing a ginormous cast. Even more work now!

I love him, but dogs are not for everyone. Stand your ground, mom! :)

Fairly Odd Mother said...

Love that name!!! And, having had Emily the Bulldog in our house for long weekends, I can say they are awesome dogs. Even if they do snore.

Erin at Im Gonna Kill Him said...

I say DON'T. I have two sets of each, dogs and kids. The kids, I chose. The dogs, I married into. The dogs are much more difficult. People never tell you that you can't bring your kids. And a trip to the ped never costs you $800 (if you have insurance). If you don't love dogs from the get-go, you won't once you have one, particularly if they require any care above and beyond that of an ottoman.

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Jen said...

Well, you could let them have their wish and move out. I am sure once they run out of clean clothes and food they will come crawling back. ;)

Rebecca said...

STAY STRONG MAMA!!! Don't do it!!!

Catch the Kids said...

I'm in the same boat as you. Have had a bird with a disastrous ending, yet they keep bugging me. Now you've given me new ammunition, except I kinda think my boys would say the same thing...

Jenn said...

That's why I got myself a husband that is allergic to animals! He gets all the blame . . . until the kids find out about the labradoodle, then I need a Plan B.

dusty earth mother said...

Aw, I really want your kids to have Bill. Mostly so that I can laugh at someone else having to deal with crazy dogs. I have two of them. They need serious psychotherapy. Or their mother does.

Valerie said...

I am like the kids and am a dog lover. I currently have two, and although hubby wanted a bulldog (might still, who knows), I have my teeny tiny cuties.

Although they are so much work, they are so much fun, too! And they can teach kids so many lessons, right?

I understand they aren't or everyone, though... :D

Anonymous said...

I resisted a dog for years. This year we practiced, taking other dogs for overnights and doing vacation duty for neighbors. Once my kids proved they could handle it (meaning I didn't have to walk the dog or pick up poo once in a week long stay) I conceded. We adopted a 4 year old pug who is quiet, small and housetrained! Now, I walk him while my husband does the backpack/lunch/dish duty-it is a great "out". And our dog's name is Bill!

Heather@PixieDust said...

i have allergies/asthma so there is no way I am ever having a pet! Can you pull that one on them?

In (Not So) Perfect Balance said...

Coming from a girl with a dog and a bunny. No. Do not lose your mind. Do not say yes. (Yes, I love my pets but no. Do not do it.)

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