Connor wants a dog. Not just any dog, of course, a bulldog. This all got started last fall during football season when Brent said " Connor, look at that cool dog!" We were watch the UGA game and there was a cute shot of the team mascot "uga". That was the end of it for Connor .We have tried to show him pictures of other breads but no he likes "the uga dog". Do you know what those things cost ?! I found out this week that $1000 is getting a "deal" on an English bulldog. Most of the time it's more like $2000. Are you serious , it's a DOG! ( sorry Aunt Devrun , no offense to Belle)
" Connor" I said." Uga dogs cost a lot of money , I don't know if Daddy will want to pay that much for a dog. Maybe we can find another kind of dog."
Connor , looking very pitiful says " Mom , you don't understand, I Neeeeeeeeed this dog! I've named him Brutus and everything! Please tell Daddy I've been a good boy today and he can have all the money in my piggy bank!"
I say " I'll tell him , but maybe we better look at other kinds of dogs just in case he says no."
Now , I really don't want a dog in the house , but Brent keeps telling me he has had too many dog come up with some kind of skin disease from living outside here. Sure, like I believe that ! He wants the dog in the house just as bad as the kids do. So we are limited to smaller dogs, you know , like that gold plated bulldog . I have always wanted a German Shepherd , but that's not coming in the house , so that's out. Brent doesn't want any " yip yip" dogs that bark like crazy over everything . Otherwise known as " a girl dog". So , that's out. I don't want anything that is going to shed white hair all over my house . So , that's a whole bunch more that are out.
After all of the looking petfinder.com we finally found something that I think we can all live with.I'm not thrilled at the dog being in the house , but if I'm going to have to give in ( I have decided that I would have let any dog in the house after Brent and Connor worked on me for awhile) This is a pretty good compromise . The best part about it is they don't cost anything like $1000!
It looks like the Basset Hound is the winner! It meets most of my requirements for having a dog in the house , and Brent has always wanted one. I'm thinking that was his plan from the beginning! Anyway , we are going to try to get one for Christmas , so any name submissions are welcome. Connor swears it has to be a boy , but we need some name choices for a girl just in case :-D