It Would Never Work Out

by Houndstooth on

The day, I was looking at the Facebook page for the adoption group that we got Bunny and Flattery from.  One thing I love about it is that new adopters often post pictures of their newly adopted hounds.  It’s so much fun to see the dogs learning to live in a home and enjoy the finer things in life.  As it happened, there were pictures of a hound who had just been adopted about a week before and she is adorable.

Computer Geek -- Tales and Tails

Computer Geek

When I saw her pictures, it occurred to me that I hadn’t seen her picture on the adoption website.  Not that I stalk the adoption group website or anything, mind you.  Anyway, seeing this newly adopted dog that I didn’t recognize prompted me to just take a peek at the group’s website to see if there were any other hounds available that I hadn’t seen.

As it turns out, there were several and one of them caught my eye.  Her name is Volcano, and if that isn’t the name of a future blog star, I don’t know what is.  This little girl is cute as the dickens, too.  Even though she’s a totally different color, I recognized the expression on her face as something familiar.  She reminded me of Flattery with all her mischief making ways.  My mind started to go places and my imagination was riding a magical unicorn of what ifs.  I could picture how cute she’d be in our house, what fun it would be to take pictures of her and of the places we’d go.

Of course, reality always has to knock you off your horse.  We already have four dogs and that’s more than enough for us.  Bunny’s vet bills recently weren’t cheap, and there’s always that chance that something can happen with any dog at some point.  You hope that it will never happen, but in the back of your mind, there’s always a tiny sliver of worry about what could be.  We know better than to bite off more than we can chew in that department.  Plus, you can only fit so many dogs in a car.

Get Your Geek On -- Tales and Tails

Get Your Geek On

In short, I know that we can’t adopt another dog and I’m really okay with that.  It’s fun to dream about the possibilities, but you also have to know your limits.  The other crazy truth is that every time I have gone to the adoption kennel because I liked one specific dog, I have never ended up with that dog.  I’ve ended up with a different one who was right for us.  So, I could go all the way up to the adoption kennel, meet Volcano and still come home without her, because I believe that the dog who chooses you is the best fit in the long run.  It would never work out, but it’s fun to think about what could be.

I can’t imagine our lives without a dog or two around, especially a Greyhound, and one day there will come a time to choose another, but it won’t be for a long time.  There will always be Greyhounds, and other dogs, in need of a home when the time is right for it to happen.  Secretly, though, I’m hoping that Volcano gets adopted by someone who will write a blog for her so that I can admire her from afar.

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  • Sue Dyer

    I do the same with web sites for Greyhounds. Two is all I can have for various reasons. If and when, there will always be the right one who chooses me.

    Hope you have a lovely day. Sue, Polly & Honey

  • Jen

    I’ve played the “what if” game a couple of times, mostly when Elka was younger. She’s super not into other dogs, though, and I don’t want to bring a dog into the house only for it to really not work out. We don’t have the space for that kind of of eventuality! (or the space for two Dobermans, really. Now if we bought the house next door, and built an addition linking the two…..)

  • SGilbert

    It is always fun to dream and then reality set in…! We have 2 dogs and would have a third but the answer is always no we can’t have 3 dogs in bed with us not enough room. Love the pictures of Bunny and Flattery. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a job photographing new greyhounds that are looking for a forever home. Your photo of the dogs would be awesome!

  • Dory and the Mama

    I got such a giggle out of this, because I do the same thing!!

    Then Bilbo pees in the middle of the floor(right in front of me) at the same time Dory, Jake and Arty are running around the house like crazy dogs and I remember why we are just fine with the pack we have ;-).

    It is fun to dream though, isn’t it??

  • I dunno… I think you should get Volcano because she seems like a perfect fit for all y’all. She sounds just wonderful!

  • Emma

    My mom is always dreaming about another GBGV puppy. Lucky for me, the city law has a three dog limit, so we are maxed out right now! I’m sure one day it will happen when we are down to two dogs.

  • I daydream about the next dogs very often, but life with my two is so harmonious I am hesitant to upset it, even if I did have more room, more resources, etc.

  • Dennis the Vizsla

    hello houndstooth its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that volcano dog luks like she cud teem up with saya just like the faymus owtlaws thelma and looeeze!!! only withowt the kar trouble at the end of korse!!! ha ha ok bye