If you want a samoyed, I hope you like the thought of white fluff covering every surface of your house. I used to housesit for one, learned quickly to not wear anything darker than tan while visiting. Oh, and it ate its own hair. Weird dog. Would just turn around and grab a bite of white fluff from his shank, and start munching. Eww.
No PWing going on here.
Not to lose steam (and so those silly PPB Huck fighters won't catch up) --
a new topic!
What phrase or common saying really irks you?
For me, it's when someone says: "It's always in the last place you look."
Of course it is! Why would you keep looking, once you found the missing item?
ooh, new possible goal -- have the total number of posts in the thread meet or exceed the highest non-mod poster total post count? (I think that's Throaty right now... hmm, that's a long ways to go.)
Last edited by DevilAlumna; 02-01-2008 at 12:53 PM. Reason: oh, wait, Throaty's a mod -- sorry! BB?
I've mentioned this before, but I hate it when people say, "It is what it is." Also when people overuse such phrases as "more or less," "in a sense," etc. Qualifiers weaken your language and your ideas.
"They are who we thought they were." Instant classic!
If I get a dog, and it's a big if, I want a small one that doesn't shed. After 13 years of changing diapers, I'm really not into the idea of cleaning up after a dog, so, small dogs = small poops, at least I hope that's true. I've heard Shih Tzu's are great with kids, don't need huge amounts of exercise, and don't shed. Now, if she'll sit on the couch next to me while I knit without messing with my yarn, that would be perfect.
Hmmm, expressions that bug, "Go Heels" is all I can come up with right now.
If you truly want a less-energetic dog, I'd also recommend finding a local dog breed rescue group and consider adopting. Sometimes they get in adult dogs that for some reason can't be kept in their original homes (sick owner, moving owner, etc.) You don't have to deal with the puppy phase; the rescue group usually screens dogs for behavior issues prior to placement, etc. A breed-specific rescue group also usually gets in more pets that have been well-cared for, because people with the dogs know enough to get them to the right places for re-homing.
Reason for this recommendation is that doggy puppy-dom, while cute, can be a terror -- lots of chewing, extra energy, time spent training, etc. It can be fun (I loved it! minus the chewing), but only if you're truly into that sort of thing.