Thursday, April 16, 2009

It's Been A Long Time...

Well, I think I found the Bad Side of David Tennant. After listening to him present Jonathan Ross's radio programme on Radio 2 last Saturday and hearing him repeat on several occations torture...or torture Blue Peter pets..if something was done or not done. Sure he was joking and sure I still love him but I didn't find it funny.

Some people are raised with pets and some or not. I respect that some people have phobias, simply do not like, or do not have the time to be bothered with a pet, but what gets up my nose is when others criticize my pet ownership or look down their noses at it as if its germy or disgusting.

My dog Rex is my very best friend. He's my 4 legged, furry, slightly retarded 4 year old son. In the 4 years I've owned him I've had many many low points in my life. If it weren't for Rex giving me something to take care of I know I would be dead right now.

To me, my dog is no different than a child. Vacuuming up hair, bathing him, brushing his hair, picking up toys, playing with him, and walks are all part of it. For me that is therapy. I have to do it. I'm not allowed to wallow in grief, never setting foot outside. It what keeps me active. The love I receive in return is immeasurable. He never questions me, he never uses hurtful words, or criticizes me. He loves me for who I am.

Some people get it in their heads that dogs are germy. That their home is cleaner without one. If you have allergies to a pet then maybe so but fact is..."In the total scheme of things, we stand to catch more harmful germs from other people or even the food we eat than we do from animals". Sure its work..but so is a baby, so is a child, and so is a spouse. Any living creature living with you will provide work but its worth it.

So human friends...I love you but my dog Rexy is will be my 1st priority. If you are afraid of getting a hair on your shirt or a germ from his friendly hello's then Rex and I will go elsewhere.

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Julia! And you two look fab together on that photo. I can't wait to meed lil' RexyPooterPants...hehe.