So I want a puppy. I've always wanted a puppy. It has never been the right time. I lived in an apartment and my landlord wouldn't allow it. I was a dietetic intern and would be gone alot. I was in my parent's house and I didn't want it to be their responsibility. I was in school and really did not have the time or money.
But now? I really still want a puppy. Haydn even said I should get one. She wants me to name it Polly (but that probably won't happen).
So here are the reasons why I shouldn't get a puppy. I'll be gone a lot working 12 hour shifts and it is not right to expect a puppy to be by itself for that long. When I am home in between those 12 hour shifts I will be sleeping and I really should be playing with my puppy during that time. I don't know how to house train a dog and I don't want my new condo to smell like urine, I'll smell that enough at work. After awhile the dog my get on my nerves and maybe I will resent her for taking all of my time. Getting a dog is a 10+ year commitment and I don't know my future well enough to commit to that.
So that is why I'm not going to get a puppy, even though I really really want one.