I really would like a dog. I think that our cat needs a buddy as he gets pretty lonely and then gets into things that he shouldn't. He gets plenty of attention when we are home but he can be a bit "needy" at times, mostly after we have been gone for several days in a row or we come home late. My dh would like to get another cat but I don't want another litter box and I am afraid that we won't get as lucky personality wise again. Our cat is pretty outgoing, lazy, and very loving but will we be as lucky again? So many cats I have met are pretty tempermental and I want another pet to cuddle... not one that is mean and standoffish.
I have always wanted a dog. Ideally a greyhound or a purse dog. DH isn't all that fond of dogs and does not want a barker. But, he has agreed to get a dog since it is what I want. While I am excited, I am also apprehensive. Why? Because what if my mega desire for a dog right now, even though it has been ongoing for a long, long time, is just to find a substitute for the baby/child that I can't have right now? Well...most likely can't have forever but I am still hoping that someday, something will work out. Is that fair to the dog? To my dh who really doesn't want a dog? To the cat who may or may not be a dog hater?
I do want a dog. I don't want to be acclimating a dog to our home in the snow but definately would like one in the spring... But the fear that it is just a soothing decision is still there. Bah-- I really should be in therapy!