I love my cats. They are perfect post stroke companions. They come, they go. They nap on my lap, and provide a healing purr. They rarely demand anything of me apart from at mealtimes. They sleep on the end of the bed. They are independent, wonderfully, autonomous creatures that go to the toilet outside when they need to and bury their waste so as not to leave it lying around. So, imagine my alarm and terror as I was introduced to the latest edition of our household!
Hello @Rups. There is nothing to be horrified about, who could not love that face? I am seriously jealous. I hope the feline accepts the newcomer. There is the pooh picking up to get used to but it will be so worth it. Happy woofs, Julia x
Don’t let that sweet face fool you @JuliaH, it is here to torment me and make my life a living hell
Oh @Rups he or she is too cute! What’s it’s name? I’m a cat person so I feel your horror. I bet you love the puppy and it will get you out to walk, give you wet kisses and a waggy tail. You will have lots of fun. Poo picking humm that’s another conversation
She doesn’t have a name yet. We are seeing what her personality is like first.
Too adorable! Someone in your home is very courageous. Still, I want one! The next few months should be very eventful! Have fun! Jeanne
She is rather cute but I too am a cat lover…….I have a fear of dogs after some unpleasant encounters in my childhood. I’m sure you’ll soon get used to her though and she’ll be a great member of your family.
I shan’t be showing my hubby the pic though as we’re definitely not getting one
She a blondie woof woof woof woof
No, don’t be drawn in by it’s soft fur and playfulness. It wants to undermine me and bring me down. I can feel it is planning my downfall!
That’s what she wants. She wants to work her way into our family until she gets control of everyone, but I won’t be beguiled by her nose licks and winsome visage.
I think you’re already beguiled Rups, your downfall has begun
I tried the dog route a few months after stroke but made the mistake of getting a puppy (border terrier). Never had a dog before & 4 days later didn’t have him anymore. A very expensive (financially & emotionally) mistake. Terriers are notoriously hard work and my anxiety was just starting to ramp up.
Got the pup & had a complete meltdown.
So sad to think about it now.
I hope yours will be much easier and looks absolutely adorable.
As you can see from my profile pic Buster the rescue therapy cat has saved the day
Good luck with your beautiful new family member.
Here, here. Here’s to our cats.
Omg I’m so jealous. One dream of mine but my wife would never allow it. I’m in love lol
It’s a ploy @Colindlynch, these creatures do this. They know exactly what they are doing. I was supposed to put her in a cage tonight. I will be told off in the morning. Couldn’t bear the crying, so I have put her on my bed.
AWWW I have a snoring wife next to me give me the pup lol hahaha
Rups–tThis is all too -o - o - o delightful! You know, you’re very funny. You should be a comedy writer.
told you you were already beguiled, she’ll be following you around like your new best friend soon.
Hi Rups more a cat person but don’t have one. Never wanted a dog but lumbered with my eldest son’s two Springer Spaniels now and again, not my favourite breed but I cope and they are well trained so enjoy walks but don’t like them indoors as their farts would clear a crowded pub. Hope you get to bond with her.