Jul 20, 2003, 9:16 AM
Re: [junkgirl] Is Golden Retriever Right??
well, in terms of grooming, space; i suppose keeping GRs wouldn't be a wrong choice. well, don't worry anyway, most GRs i see are not irritatingly talkative; in fact some are quiet fellas. MS and GRs both require constant ample amount of grooming regularly. and they both need a lot of exercise as they're active breeds.
"does this mean no life." that depends on how sincere are u to keep a dog. are you keeping the dog for the sake of keeping it, or are you really ready to give all that you have and love this new companion of yours? when u keep a dog and began to love it, u will no longer treat it as a burden, but instead u try to provide him with all the care u could give, and spending as much time as possible with him. that's what dogs are for. to be loved and cared for. and also as a companion.
if you are worried that u might not have time for them, since you're most often busy at work, i do suggest you to reconsider keeping dogs if you don't feel you're ready. think about it, what will it be like if you simply don't have enough time for them? any dogs, regarding of which breed, will definitely crave for their owner's attention everyday. they'd probably be able to adapt, but what's the purpose of keeping them then? the whole purpose was to spend time with them, love them, watch them grow... feeding, grooming and basic care are secondary. no point having good food, ample space but 2 unhappy dogs.
i'm not trying to scare u/discourage you from owning a dog. in fact, owning a dog is the most beautiful experience that one could get in the whole life and only dog owners will know it. i feel that you're really responsible enough to consider so seriously beforehand, unlike some morons who just rush out to buy a pet and in the end abandone them like trash.
ask yourself if you're really ready for all this. are u ready to spend money, time, effort to your dogs? think about it.
(do join us in our gathering on august 3rd. many dog lovers and dog owners there. perhaps they could share with u their dog-keeping experiences :) check out the "event calendar" section)