Reasons why Bob and I should not adopt another dog:
1) Size does matter. You can say that we could adopt a smaller dog, but Bob and I like big dogs. Only 1100 square feet of livable space. There is already too much crap in this environment to move around in for two people and two 60+ pound dogs.
2) No yard. Kuma has taken to running the streets because of the lack of a yard. It’s hard enough to keep track of her, let alone two of them.
3) Inability to vacuum. We are poorly skilled in the art of housecleaning. With Kuma’s shedding and Bob losing his hair, we can’t keep up.
4) Sharing. Kuma is not prone to sharing. What is hers is hers. What is yours, is also hers.
5) Laziness. Do you know how hard it is to find a dog that is just as lazy as we are? We absolutely lucked out with Kuma. We’re just too lazy to find another lazy dog.
6) Two too many. It took a while for my parents to get used to Kuma. Now they adore her and are willing to dog-sit. We can only let them adjust to one pet at a time or else they will short-circuit.
7) The logical next step. People say that once you adopt your first dog, you begin “nesting.” If we adopt another “fur baby,” they will expect a non-fur baby in about 9 months. NOT HAPPENIN’!
8) Kuma needs her space. Kuma loves playing with other dogs but at the end of the day, she knows that she will be coming home to us and only us. No other dogs and she prefers it that way. Refer to #4.