Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Dog Treats...But No Dog?

A while back I asked readers to let me know if they had any questions or topics for me to write about.  I only got two questions from one reader, so here goes.

Since you are making dog treats, do you want to get a dog?

Yes!  I love dogs and I do want one, but it's not going to happen for a few reasons.

1. My husband doesn't want a dog. 

2. We have a small yard with no fence (fences are not allowed in our neighborhood) so this means the dog could only go outside when we walked it and the idea of walking a dog early in the morning and late at night is not something I would want to do every day.  There are no street lights around here so it is pitch black in the morning and at night.  Not to mention that most of the year the weather really sucks with heat/humidity and thunderstorms in the summer and snow and cold in the winter. 

3. We are gone from the house for an average of 11 to 12 hours a day during the week.

4. A dog would give Manny (one of my cats) a kitty heart attack.

Numbers 2 and 3 mean that the dog would spend a lot of time by itself stuck inside the house which I do not think would be a nice thing to do to an animal.  I've been working on my products for the dog treat business lately, but I will continue to have to use friends/coworkers dogs as the taste testers.


lnnajman said...

No fences? Now that is bizarre. I've never heard of that!

Jennk said...

You know I applaud you for not wanting to keep a t dog stuck in a house all day long. Not sure why people do this :( and you know Foxxy will be a good taste tester!

Patrice said...

The no fence thing was hard for us to adjust to when we moved here. Some neighborhoods do allow fences, but they are only allowed certain kinds that are short...not 6 foot cinder block like I'm used to in CA. Lawns just blend into each other and my neighbors kids are constantly in our yard.

kneesandpaws said...

I want a puppy too, but am facing similar problems! Visiting from SITS, and glad to have found you. I just vacationed in Virginia and had the adventure of my life. I look forward to reading your posts:)