From “Rottie’s Mom” – so true.

I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.   My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.   All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of hair.
When the doorbell rings, it wouldn’t sound like a  kennel.   When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without  wading through fuzzy bodies who beat me there.


I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted,  without taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get  comfortable.

I would have money…and no guilt to go on a real vacation.


I would have a beautiful home – my dream home – probably paid for with money I spent instead on hundreds of foster dogs, cats, kittens and puppies who needed me and who were placed into new loving homes.


I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grand kids through college.

The most used  words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave him/her/it, ALONE! wait!, eat, move, up,  and get down.

My house would not  be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or  barriers.


My house would  not look like a day care centre, with cat and dog toys everywhere.



My pockets and car would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.

I would no longer  have to Spell the words B-A-L-L, F-R-I-S-B-E- E, W-A-L-K,  T-R-E-A-T, B-I-K-E, G-O, R-I-D-E

I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.


I would not look  strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too much.

I’d look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading ‘mud’ season.

I would not have  to answer the question ‘Why do you have so many  animals?’ from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.

How EMPTY my life would be!