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Day 164: Should I or Should I not?

I saw this forwarded picture message on social media for sometime. I love a few animals and wish and hope that I can own - elephant, horses, and dogs some day. Yeah, you heard me right, these are the animals I wish to own as pets:)

Interestingly enough, the easiest of the lot is a dog. However, this picture speaks perfectly about what I think about them. Every single time we end up seeing a dog, we wish we have one next to us to cuddle and play. 'A' is a huge fan and he loves to own one. He in fact is very brave to pet every dog he sees. I, on the other hand need some time and help to even pat someone else's dog. I don't easily go and pet dogs even if I love them.

As we watch Nat Geo often, we end up seeing a lot more about pets and of course, as the ads interrupt us most of them have a dog in them. Every time we see one, 'A' hopes we can own one. And my point is the one that is clearly shown in the picture. Yes, owning a dog is like taking care of a baby. We are both emotionally and rationally tied to that. It requires a lot of attention, care, and unlike children, dogs have only a shorter lifespan. This means, losing them at the end of their cycle might make it hard if we are very emotionally attached (which we will be). I have seen a lot of them go through very hard times losing their adorable little pooches.

There is an additional point too: My FIL (A's dad) is not too fond of them. Of course, I'm not too sure about my dad either. So, if we want both of them home, owing a pet might be a hindrance.

Here is that picture of 'dog-owning' cycle.

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