Saturday, July 4, 2009

To Pet or Not To Pet

My Twerps are nagging me like crazy about a pet. After Baby Twerp's mild hospital stay and his request for a puppy -- they have not let up.

The only think is, there is no consensus on WHAT pet to get. We are all over the place - from hogs to birds to cats to dogs to dolphins.

We just can't decide.

As I was talking to my friend this morning, she gave me some very wise advice that I think might have sealed the deal.

She said, "Whatever you chose, you have to be prepared to get your family photo taken with this pet for the rest of your Christmas', holidays, and family events."

And I thought, how bad can that be? It would only be strange if I got some weird unusual pet, right?Or waaaayyyyy too many of a pet, right?Uhm, Oh Lordy Be.I think it is official. I just don't think we are ready for this kind of commitment.

18 comments:

thecrazysheeplady said...

Yeah, but you could totally do your hair like the last picture ;-)

Shelle said...

I feel your pain! My twerp has been saving up her money since Christmas to get a hedgehog. We pick up a 6 week old "hoglet" next weekend. She already asked to have her summer photo with the little guy.

Pony Girl said...

That is stinkin' hilarious! :) Hope you and the fam have a fun and safe 4th of July, CG!javascript:void(0)

Simply Me... said...

Those are so funny... I think you should wait!

Lanny...

Michelle said...

Get a fish! They are self-contained in a little bowl. If they die, you can replace without any of the kids knowing. We have had everything from ducks to cows. The pigs didn't work out when they realized we were raising them for food. Fish was the best choice ever!

Cindy said...

I don't even know what to say.....Are these folks friends of yours? Good luck with the pet search.

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

I have never had a family photo taken with a pet. Thank the Lord. But...if you must then I suppose you should choose a ferret. That would be different. :-)

edie said...

You so crack me up!

Marchelle said...

ok i will come down and take your family pics, but i will require a rabies vaccination first.

Bonnie said...

LOL @ the dog pic. You so would be the hip happenin' fam with a dog on all your shirts not to mention have said dog also in picture.
I have not given my dogs th opportunity to be in a picture with me yet..hmm...
Oh, I went shopping around today and seen dr. pepper lip stuff at a dollar store and thought of you. Was in a tube that looked like a pop can.

Dana and Daisy said...

you'll know when you meet your pet face to face that it is part of your family already. That's how I felt when I saw Daisy. She was just a part of me and I knew I had to take her home that day!

Molly said...

HAHAHAHAHAH!!! This is too funny!!!! I could so see my mom getting her picture taken with her 10 animals she has!!!
~Molly P

Molly said...

HAHAHAHAHAH!!! This is too funny!!!! I could so see my mom getting her picture taken with her 10 animals she has!!!
~Molly P

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Well I definitely wouldn't be having my picture taken with all of our animals LOL!!! That would be 32 animals LOL!! And we have kittens coming soon!!! I promise you don't REALLY have to have your picture taken with them LOL!!!!!!

Loved the example pics!! To funny!!

The Wife said...

ROTFL!!!!!

Alyssa said...

When I was younger I had my annual spring pics taken first with our poodle, then with our heeler/rott mix. Looking back now its just another really great memory of two wonderful pets. And I was 11/13 so I think thats okay - I bet a puppy would look pretty darn cute in a pic with BT, MT & ET! (I must say though I never sported a shirt with their pic on it...although there was the christmas card with my dad and our poodles...one as santa the other a reindeer so what do I know!)

My mom brought a pot bellied piglet home once - they are really cute when they are small - then they get HUGEHUGEHUGE...on the plus they will eat all of your food scraps!

Alyssa said...

When I was younger I had my annual spring pics taken first with our poodle, then with our heeler/rott mix. Looking back now its just another really great memory of two wonderful pets. And I was 11/13 so I think thats okay - I bet a puppy would look pretty darn cute in a pic with BT, MT & ET! (I must say though I never sported a shirt with their pic on it...although there was the christmas card with my dad and our poodles...one as santa the other a reindeer so what do I know!)

My mom brought a pot bellied piglet home once - they are really cute when they are small - then they get HUGEHUGEHUGE...on the plus they will eat all of your food scraps!

Amber said...

Hmm...we have 3 birds, fish, a ferret, a dog, and are getting ready to adopt a new puppy this August (see my blog for pics of the new puppy if you might be wanting one :-D )...we don't have any christmas photos with our pets..what a mess that would be!

My vote is for a dog!