Well, I don’t want to have puppies. Maybe I don’t want to have puppies because I saw some, like me, just roaming the streets looking for trouble. I wondered what kind of mother, both dog and human, lets their puppies out around town to just cause trouble? Shouldn’t they be inside feeding them, or enrolling them in some kind of obedience class, or socialization class, or just something to keep them busy and out of trouble?
Maybe I don’t want puppies because the animal rescue I was taken into was filled with puppies and dogs. It was overflowing with small dogs, big dogs, young dogs, old dogs, single color dogs, multi-colored dogs, and old dogs trying to look young. I should note, it was also filled with kittens and cats. There were even more of them than there were puppies and dogs. I did not think this was possible.
Maybe I don’t want puppies because I would be the one that has to take care of them, at least for the first eight weeks, which would seem like a lifetime to me. I would be caring for them while their Dad goes back to his hard daily routine of eating, exercising, sleeping and just being. He does not even think of the hardship the mother goes through in carrying the puppies, delivering them and then having to care for them.
Maybe I don’t want puppies because I just don’t like them. They are all about them. They want their dog mother to just lie there and feed them all day long. They then want their human mother to non-stop care for them. Give me food, give me water, give me toys. Give me, give me, give me. If they don’t get what they want, they sometimes resort to taking matters in their own dirty paws. They take pillows, clothes, shoes, walls, floors, etc., and make them toys. They essentially say if you don’t give me what I want, I know how to ruin your life!
My dog friends always say well who will take care of you when you get old if you don’t have puppies. I let them know that this is not a guarantee with having puppies like it once was. Puppies move out and move all over the place, sometimes being flown to new homes. They rarely come home. The good part is that my human parents will take care of me for my entire life - at least I hope they will. I tell my friends that having puppies to care for you is not the right reason.
Have I made it clear how I really don’t want to have puppies? I know they would be cute and smart, since I am, but I still really don’t want to have puppies…