||[Mar. 8th, 2012|02:49 pm]
The Question Club
Ok, so I really miss having a dog (my family got a puppy when I was a young teenager and I was her primary caretaker and lurrrrrved her to bits). I was really looking forward to finishing uni and living on my own so I could get one. So, now I own my own condo, and have a steady 9-5 job, so I would seem to be ready. And I've found a really adorable dog from a rescue place.
Buuuuuut...I have some concerns...
I'm out of the house from morning to about 4:30pm or so Monday-Friday. If I do any activities (I'm not a big social person, but it might happen once or twice a week), I'd be away even longer. The dog I'm looking at is 10 years old, and she's a smaller, not-too-active breed, so I'm not too worried about her in terms of activity level, but would I be a horrible person to get a dog and only be able to spend around 5 waking hours with her on weeknights?
Another thing. Currently I spend a couple of hours on the weekends at my cousin's house. Would it be ok to bring the dog with me, or would the change of environment weird the dog out/disorient her too much (I know cats hate to be moved - is that true for dogs?)?