Friday, September 25, 2009

When You're This Cute They Call You Stevie

Want to meet the little guy who is totally responsible for me feeling extra tired tonight?

His name is Stevie and nope he's not mine. He belongs to the FBIL (future brother in law). Which probably makes Stevie my FDIL - with the D standing for dog! :oP

I've never had a dog or even been exposed to doggies. But since we found ourselves in an emergency dog sitting situation, I had no choice but to step up to the plate.

And so it was that I found my dress wearing high-heeled self taking Stevie for a walk today. Mind you I'm pretty sure to the outside world it looked like I was being walked. I spent most of my lunch hour running after Stevie. In heels. Oy vey! lol

Seriously though, we've only had the little guy with us for a day and I can already see the health benefits I would derive from being a puppy owner. Even in the dead of winter I'd be forced to get out and go on long frigid weather walks.

Stevie is only going to be here a week but hopefully that will be long enough for me to be completely sold on this puppy idea. Now if only my landlord would get on side! :oP

Do you own a dog? Do you find a pet has made you lead a healthier lifestyle?


Kelly said...

Dogs are cute and all but I don't think I could ever own one. I am pretty good about going to the gym so I'd rather just do that then go outside in the freezing cold. Also I have some friends at work with dogs, no after work drinks for them- they have to run home and let the dog out. Life is busy enough I don't need any more responsibilities :)

Love your response to my post. I have not come across that conversation yet but it annoys me just thinking about it. My parents would kill me if I eloped and I actually like them so I take that into consideration when making decisions! Plus you only get to have a wedding once!

Anonymous said...

Our place is too small for a dog and Arizona is too hot for most outside pets. So we have a parrot. He's taught me to be patient and motivates me to clean messes around the house more (since he's responsible for a good part of it!) :)

Chic Runner said...

He's SO cute!! :) How fun for you!

I wish I could have a dog but I can't where I live :(

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said...

We had a dog when I was a kid, and I always enjoyed having one around, but they are much more high maintenance than some other pets. You can definitely get health benefits from any pets you have around - they are great stress relievers :)