When it appeared that my dog might have a serious illness, my husband and I discussed the possibility of our dog having to be put down. We didn't want him to suffer, so decided that would be the best option. My husband then said that he felt we should take an animal break and not have any animals for awhile....like years. I told him I don't want to go that long, I miss our animals. My husband was away during the week that we had to have our dog put down. He didn't notice the emptiness in the house because he wasn't here. But once he came home, he began to tell me how much he missed our dog, and began to talk about getting another. So now we are dog hunting.
For years I have wanted a Welsh Terrier. I don't know what it is about this particular breed that I like so much, but all I can say is that I love to look at it. My husband thinks it is ugly, and doesn't even want to consider it. But I have liked this dog, and dreamed of getting one of these dogs for a very long time. When I was a teenager I wanted an Airedale Terrier which look just like a Welsh, but is much larger. Then I heard that Airedales' aren't too bright, so I abandoned that goal. But then one day I saw a woman walking a Welsh Terrier in our neighborhood and I fell in love....with the dog that is. Here is a picture for those of you who don't know what they look like.
My husband doesn't really know dog breeds, but has been saying that he would like us to get a Pomeranian. When he was young, he had a friend who had one, and he thinks they are great dogs. As we were surfing the internet, looking at different dog breeds, every time he would show me a picture of a pomeranian he would say, "Awww...isn't it cute?". I had to look at my husband very carefully to make sure he wasn't an imposter. Was this the same man I have lived with for almost 21 years? Was this the same man who always said that after our dog died he didn't want another? I laughed and told him I was seeing a side to him that I never knew existed. For those of you who don't know what a Pomeranian looks like, here is a picture.
I don't think it would do any good to do a poll, but I would be interested in your opinion. Which dog do you think we should get, and why?