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What a coincidence you should mention "froo-froo dogs". Here we call 'em "purse dogs." And I do not approve of purse dogs. The ME and I have been discussing over the past several months the merits of various pet species, excluding boyfriend, for acquisition.

Exhibit 01
Purse dogs do not good bed warmers make. (All dogs are reliable bed occupants; boyfriends, not so much.) Purse dogs do not necessarily consume less Q and P than medium- and large-sized dogs over their respective lifecycles. (Let us agree simply, generally, that medium- and large-sized dogs will eat anything, and that is a feature not a bug.) Purse dogs are inadequate security providers. So are cats, rabbits, birds, hamsters and Guinea Pigs, for example. Purse dogs do not require seasonally adjusted outdoor access to urinary and bowel relief such as exterior door modification or a dedicated interior toilet facility (Exhibit 01) might provide in lieu of human supervision outdoors. Purse dog care generally entails a higher co-efficient of supervised exercise to weight <reckless eyeballing> than medium- to large-sized dogs to moderate health outcomes. Finally and in any event, we all know the ME will be assigned walking duties regardless of season.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Jan 30th, 2010 at 02:57:13 PM EST
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