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February 27, 2009


Tova Darling

Oh my, yes. I know exactly what you mean, and I'm sorry you can't get Fraggle face dog. Mr. D is somewhat concerned that if we get a third cat, we'll become crazy cat people. He's probably right. But when you stop and think about it, what's one more cat, really?

We also have the sheet and thermostat discussions ALL the time.

Becky aka StinkyLemsky

OMG - I was literally JUST looking at our local shelter's website.... This cutie is tearing at my heartstrings:

Seriously - I'm losing my job in a month, we do NOT need a dog... but how can I ignore a face like THAT?!?!


The thermostat thing, holy crap YES! Drives me bonkers.


Oh no... I love Hope... she made me cry.

Operation Pink Herring

Ok, I want to comment about the dog and all that but I can't get past the thermostat. SEVENTY?! We compromise at SIXTY FOUR! and I thought that was all me being a terrible hippie and ruining the environment.... my mind, it is officially blown.

Heidi Renée

I keep it around 60--I might go up to 64 if I can't feel my feet. I grew up that way--blame my mother. But her frugal ways paid for camp and Europe trips in high school, so...

My husband is always saying that he wants a little dog. Except that he has never lived with a dog, not even one day of his life. I have. I do not want to take care of a dog. He is never home. I win. (I always win.)


You are too cute.

I'm always cold, he's always warm. He picks up the dog poop too. :)

I don't know where I was going with this except to say I love this post.



Although Ted and I aren't married yet, I feel like we kind of are. I know what you mean that the other can sometimes be the wet blanket, but at the same time, I've also realized that we can both be each others' voice of reason. In your case, it's the third dog. In mine, it's not getting a massage just because I have the extra free time right now that i probably would've done a few years ago. It's tough though, but maybe that's what makes it worth it?


You are not a horrible person whatsoever, but you are blessed. I would give anything to have someone to bicker over the temperature with or to cause me to cry over the bed sheets...

Hope is adorable, by the way, but I can't come up with anything else on that situation, except maybe when you have a bigger yard ;-)


I wuv that wittle face, if it makes you feel any better. I would like to adopt him, too, though I think my cats would probably be less keen on the idea.

Sounds suspiciously like real life. :-)

Kate P

So you're saying I wouldn't get into so much trouble if I were married? ;)

Kate P

Seriously, though, that is one cute doggie. I know always want to take home all the homeless cats from Petsmart. But that wouldn't be fair to the one I have already! It is hard to say no to a cute face like that. . . and be content with the assurance that having compassion for animals is a sign of good character, at least in my book. You're good people. :)


We sleep in the same bed with separate sets of sheets. You learn to make it work. :)

Old Warrior

So - you apparently aren't aware of the fact that this blog could have been notes you were taking as you were growing up surrounded by the Old Warrior vs. The Incubator.

Fortunately, we never went past one four-legged lawn fertilizer. And, it only took 25 years for The Incubator to give up even starting with the sheet tucked in on my side.


Oh god, you CANNOT look at those sites. It is PURE TORTURE.


OMG I love that you said Fraggle-like. A woman at work has been sharing photos of a dog she wants to adopt. It's asking for trouble.

La Petite Chic

Oh, honey, I'm with you. I have found so many adoptable dogs over the past year but Jon swears that the next dog is his pick. ARGH.

Fraulein N

Awww. THAT FACE. I want that dog.

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