Thursday, June 04, 2009

Oh softy that I am...


This is seriously killing me... I walked into work this morning, and as usual went to the kitchen to put my food in the fridge. Right there in front of my face on the door was an ad - "Border Collie Puppies for Sale - $175." My jaw dropped, and I marched straight to the desk of the woman responsible for such personal torture and said, "You know you're killing me, right?" and she smiled and handed a copy of the ad to me. With an evil little sparkle in her eye she told me to be sure and show it to my husband.
For those of you who don't me, there are a few factors that play into this morning of such angst:
1) I am a hopeless softy when it comes to puppies, particularly when it comes to Shelties, Collies, Border Collies, and others that fall into the herding group category. There is a reason my husband served as my escort back in college when I was looking for my very first puppy. He was the voice of reason in my head, and thankfully so since I really did find the perfect puppy, my beloved Nali Collie.
2) My husband and I really do love Border Collies. He had one growing up whose name was Bruce, and my family had Furrball until I was in late elementary school. Nali is the closest we have come since she is Collie/Border Collie mix, and we have always said that we are going to get a Border Collie when we are some place more permanent. Hence, now is clearly not the time...
3) The fact that the puppies are full Border Collie and just $175 are causing all rationale to escape my brain.
So, with tears in the corners of my eyes, I have been reading my husband's text messages reminding me of all the many reasons why we truly cannot get a third dog right now. We live in an apartment complex, there are added expenses to consider at a time when we are trying to simply survive these last few months of seminary, and the list goes on. I am only half-joking when I say this is really killing me, and I really hope my husband's able to focus on his class at school this morning after me sending him word of these precious pups...

3 comments:

Colorado Dreamin' said...

I want one!!!!! They are soooo cute! I think you and Sami are so alike! She is such a softy when it comes to animals. They just tug at her heart strings. She has 3 dogs! in an apartment! NUT! It is a SMALL apartment. lol! love you!

jennypen said...

SO CUTE!!

Reminds me of my Bubbles!

Brian said...

I GOT ONE!!! And she's the best.