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November 29, 2009


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I love that MVP adopted a dog in that way.
Moving every few years has put a crimp in our plans to have a dog. A few more years and we will be making our cat think we've lost our marbles. Me, I'm a cat person, but I know I will love a dog when we finally adopt one.

busy bee suz

This is beautiful Jenn! I whine all the time about our house full of creatures (not the dogs) because they were wanted by our kids...I know one day, they will be gone...as well as the creatures.
Love that he adopted a dog from a soldier, he is aces in my book.

Reluctant Blogger

We have never had a dog but we have always had pets. I think that they make the house feel like home. I am in the house a lot during the day on my own and it makes a big difference to have the cat here to chatter on to. She never answers back, she always looks as if she values what I say. I just wish she wouldn't jump on my keyboard in those few seconds before I save a document!


Aw, too funny; today I posted the piece about not being crazy about my dog. But I love this about your son. And I do think having pets makes everyone better people. Just not MY dog.


Your son is a good man and that looks like a great dog, and you KNOW that me and my beagle wuv your beagles :)

Smalltown Mom

Nice post, Jenn.

My boys adore our cat. They are always picking her up and snuggling.

Green Girl in Wisconsin

So timely--as we continue the dog wars at my house. I realize the joy a pet can bring...but I am SO apprehensive about the work.


My husband and I are not pet people either. But we sure wish we had one to clean up our floor messes after each meal!


I used to love dogs, and I wanted a puppy really bad. Then I puppy sat for a friend who went on vacation for a week. Totally cured me of that desire. That week is legendary in my family. I'm actually hoping my son will want a cat. Maybe.

Jennifer H

All of this is why we'll be getting another dog soon. Lovely, Jenn.

Little Miss Sunshine State

Hooray for MVP adopting that dog.

We're a cat family. I've had a cat almost continuously since 1979.
My daughter and her roommates adopted a kitten and named it after the University mascot. They are having so much fun with him.


Okay. Okay. Now I am feeling bad. Still not ready here, though. gavin wants a DOG SO BADLY!

Just not ready.

Not ready.
Not ready.


Manic Mommy

After Maddie died, I looked at adopting a rescue - so many of them are "only pet" or "household without children" pets that it just wasn't an option.

Good for MVP (bad for you; when he comes home will Roxie be joining him?).

Jenn @ Juggling Life

When he drives home for the summer she will--his roommates will keep her at the Christmas break.



Good for you!

My brother and I grew up without pets...well, we had a hamster once..and a parakeet...not exactly what we considered pets. It was a big whole in both of our hearts.

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