I took a deep breath, said a small prayer and said “yes.”
To even be considered to adopt a dog you have to fill out an application.
Funny, I don’t remember doing this with either of the kids I took home from the hospital.
But, I have always said that parents should have some sort of minimum I.Q. test before taking a baby home to care for.
The dog application questions.
- All your personal info. name, address, phone.
- Does your spouse/roommate agree to adopt a dog? yes.
- Why do you want to get a boxer? We have one and love her to pieces. Plus it would be good to test some cosmetics on a boxer. they have big eyes.
- Have you ever been arrested, charged or convicted of animal abuse, neglect or endangerment? Ah…NO. If I was, would I be adopting AND telling the truth?
- Do you live in a home, apt, military housing, condo? home. hopefully business will pick up and we wont’ be moving to that cardboard box under the I-75 overpass.
- Do you have a swimming pool? yes. Sometimes we bathe in it too.
- Do you have a fenced yard? Yes. but the gate is constantly broken.
- Do you have any pets right now? Yes.
- List your pets. Oh good lord….3 cats, 2 lizards, 1 snake and anything else that shows up on the front porch.
- Names of all your pets. Harley, Maisy, Krispy, Freddie the freeloader, scott, larry. really, they are all animals and not people.
- Have you ever had dogs in the past. yes
- What happened to them. Died. Dad said one ran away and one went to a farm to live.
- List/describe other livestock that you presently have. None. Do I have to count the horse and 6 goats that showed up in my yard one day. What about the huge iguana up in my palm tree?
- Vets name . Dr. McWealthy Pants. We have made the local veterinarians very rich. They should have our name on their boat.
- Please describe your daily routine: Please, do you want to know that I get up at 5:10 to wake up teenager, then shoo her out the door at 6:15, then make coffee, wake up middle schooler at 7:30 drive her to school and return to start daily chores of cleaning up this house, exercising the dog, paying bills, cooking and generally taking care of my family in a great way? What I said was: I am a stay at home Mom. I generally don’t leave for very long periods of time (in house arrest) and I walk and exercise the dog many times during the day. (true story)
- Where will the dog be when you are away from the home? Most likely on the nice leather couch with the other dog. True
- Where will the dog sleep. Where ever the dog wants to sleep. Most likely on the king sized bed with husband, myself and other dog.
- What will happen to the dog if you move? Our pets go where we go. We will get a deluxe sized cardboard box.
- Under what circumstances would you not keep a dog? None. If it died, we would most likely not keep it.
- Are you willing to go through training with your boxer? YES A taser works wonders on an animal.
- Will you take responsibility for the dogs entire life? (10-12 years) yes. Unless we die first.
- Estimated expenses, estimate how much you would spend on medical care and food for a dog. As much as it takes. I did not even go into how much $$$$$$we spent on cocoa’s 2 surgeries in 2 weeks. there goes Lo’s first car fund.
- May a Representative visit your home? Yes. Please call first so I can hide the dead cats and dogs and get rid of some of the smell.
What do you think our chances are?
It has been 6 days and I have not heard from anyone.
Cocoa is oblivious to the fact that she may get a sibbling.
She will love him, I know.
But I wonder who will reside on the back of Dad’s recliner now?