Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wish List

Somehow, during the first class of the quarter today, I got to talking about my sweet Superdog.

Well, I mean, she is amazing.

And, don’t get me wrong, I love her. When it thundered Monday night and she was scared, I rolled over in the bed and cuddled with her until the thunder stopped and she quit shaking. Of course, when I rolled back over to sleep, she started panting, but she’s a little quirky, too.

I love animals. I grew up wanting to be a vet – until I realized that I pass out at the sight of blood. No, seriously. I have.

As a kid, I was the proud owner of (not all at once, mind you) multiple dogs, multiple cats, a hedgehog, hamsters, gerbils, a newt, an albino frog, random fish, raccoons, turtles, rabbits…Have I left anything out? It’s natural that I would want a large menagerie of pets as an adult.

I almost brought home another pet a few weeks ago. I went to the animal shelter. BIG MISTAKE. I cried for days afterward because of one black dog. I still have doubts as to whether or not I should have adopted her right there. But, as my husband pointed out, I can’t save them all.

Though I might try.

In the future, when we move out of our cottage into a larger house, I do have a list of animals I would like to live with me. Husband may disagree.

First, I asked for a sheep. I’d still like a sheep. Actually, I’d like a lamb, but as lambs grow up to be sheep, I don’t want our sheep to stomp Superdog. Because she is small, and sheep are dumb. What? They are!

So I said I wanted a potbellied pig. And I still do. Seriously, how amazingly cute would it be to have a 35-lb pig running around your house? =) Course, then my husband said, “Well, if you get a pig, don’t be surprised if one morning you wake up and find the pig missing and me cooking bacon.” Thanks a heap.

Now, I’ve decided I want two cats – we’re going to name them Gumbo and Jambalaya. Even though I have a hard time spelling Jambalaya. And I want two big outside dogs. I said one, but I think I want two. No names picked out for them yet.

Husband agreed to the two cats and a dog – after Superdog passes. But I want one before she goes. Of course.

But, let’s be honest: Here’s what I really want:

I want my Superdog.
I want my sheep named Zelda.
I want my potbellied pig.
I want Gumbo and Jambalaya.
And I want my two big dogs to run with.

That’s right. All together.

Only eight more months til my birthday, after all…


Mari said...

You would get along well with my daughter. She wants to rescue all the dogs she can. She has two already and her hubby says no more!

sara said...

growing up between my brother and his best friend across the street, we had a skunk, a raccoon, an iguana, mocking birds, snakes, turtles, an alligator, dogs, cats, chipmunks, turkey....hmmmmm I think that is it.

And we had a neighbor that had a pot bellied pig.

I am very happy with ONE dog. :)

Rachelle said...

WOW! More power to you! I hope all your dreams come true! :)

septembermom said...

Superdog does have a nice life apparently. I bet all the cute doggies would love to join your party:)

Brooke said...

you don't ask for much! :P

misti said...

I've been the SAME way my whole life! If there were stray ANYTHING...turtles, cats, dogs...I brought 'em home. I even brought home a squirrel that had been hit by a car and yes...we nursed it back to health. LOL

And, miniature potbelly pigs are at the top of my wish list too!

Jordon said...

I LOVE YOUR DOGGY! she's just like my dog Bailey

Anonymous said...

Wow. That's a lot of pets. I'm lucky to still have my dog; however, I have opened my heart and now buy food for the stray cat my daughter adores. I will admit, if it didn't give my son and I asthma, I'd probably let the cat in the house.

My sister-in-law had a pet skunk. No joke and no smell either. It was de-funked somehow.