Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Our Special Visitor

Some things go together. Some things don't. In reference to the latter, dogs and apartments don't go together. How do I know this? Because Beth and I have taken on the role of dogsitter for her parents' dog Abby when they go to some of Stacy's golf tournaments.....The fact of the matter is, we love watching Abby. It gives us someone to play with and to entertain us. The problem is we don't have a backyard....or a yard at all for that matter. And poor Abby must stay inside all of the time except for when we take her out. Needless to say when we take Abby outside she goes crazy. I personally have been dragged across our apartment complex numerous times by Abby because she is so excited to finally be outside. Because of our experiences with Abby, I have a hard time understanding why so many of our neighbors have these huge hundred pound dogs living in their small one bedroom apartments with them. Lucky for us, Abby is a small dog and not necessarily an outside dog and doesn't need to be outside all of the time. But if she was, I think it would be really unfair to make her stay couped up inside all day in a tiny apartment. Beth and I would love to have a dog, but know that it's just not feasible in an apartment. Abby's short stays with us are great, but then she gets to go back home to her big backyard. That being said, we get to go pick up our favorite little visitor tonite. And I can't wait. Abby is staying with us for the next five days while Beth's parents watch Stacy play at regionals. I can only imagine how many times I'm going to be dragged around the apartment complex this time around. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

afoos said...

This is exactly how we feel about having Gab in the apartment! But, we do take him out a lot!

In Paris, I've seen Great Danes, GREAT DANES being walked! Poor guys.

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