Monday, October 26, 2009

On Second Thought

Sure we talked about getting a dog yesterday on the blog as sort of a joke, but there's actually been A LOT of discussion and research between Dave and I about getting a dog. We'd really like one. We'd think it would be fun and comforting. We're also kinda picky about what we want and know at this time that we just can't afford it, even if we adopt it. Plus, Coach is right, we shouldn't be making decisions right now coming off the marathon and heading into Ironman training. You CANNOT make decisions while on a rest period. Your world is upside down. And my world right now is upside down and inside out right now.

So, Dave and I are going to put the dog talk on hold and wait until the new year to revisit the issue. At that point we'll both be training, we'll be in a better place financially, and we'll have a few more questions answered.

Thanks for all the thoughts and ideas on the blog and on Facebook. In a few months, we'll check back in and let you know how it's going.


Michelle said...

Good thinking! If you were to get a puppy (not yet housebroken), s/he would take up a lot of your time and energy distracting from your training, or on the flip side, the dog could end up not getting the needed attention.

D said...

If it makes you feel any better... after my $2500 in vet bills, my cat has decided that she can't hold down kibble anymore (chucks it almost as quickly as she eats it). Do you know how expensive an all canned or raw diet is?
I start hooking tomorrow.

ADC said...

Good decision Meredith. When we had a dog, it was the most adorable animal ever but it also came with lots of work, and a lot of expenses.