Apr 19 2017


They’ve been pestering me for ages, for years, but I have always stood firm and said “No”.

But the badgering never abated.

It continued on relentlessly, until, eventually, I capitulated.

The pressure on me was too much. Browbeaten to the point of surrender, I caved in and agreed that now was about the right time.

Now we are mature enough as a family, to cope with the rigours and responsibility that such ownership brings.

We’re getting a dog.


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    • Alan on April 20, 2017 at 07:37

    It was only a matter of time. A dog and an old ham go together. I should know.
    Who uttered the last words that made you cave in.
    Pets at Home do a good deal on black poo bags.
    and finally……what breed are you thinking of getting.

    Can’t wait to see all the other replies on this.

      • Masher on April 22, 2017 at 05:05

      I don’t know who it was, who finally persua… yes, I do. It was Mrs M, of course.

      Pets At Home has already received several visits from ‘er indoors. She is almost like their number one customer already – and we haven’t even got the mutt yet.

    • Dave on April 20, 2017 at 07:39

    Please let it be a proper dog and not an overgrown rodent that Mrs M can carry in her handbag! I vote for an Airedale Terrier!

      • Alan on April 21, 2017 at 18:35

      How dare you call Mr Masher an overgrown rodent. LoL

      • Masher on April 22, 2017 at 05:07

      Maybe a small yappy-type dog that eats tiny tins of Mr Cesar?

  1. The “One Man And His Dog” blog saga begins. It better not be a Chihuahua.

      • Masher on April 22, 2017 at 05:10

      No, it won’t be a chihowh… a chiwoww… it won’t be a dog I can’t spell.

      But yes, I reckon I can probably get a couple of thousand words out of it over the next six months. 🙂

    • Toffeeapple on April 20, 2017 at 20:19

    Are you all aware that you have to pick the s**t up after it? It makes me heave just thinking about it!

      • Masher on April 22, 2017 at 05:11

      That’s only if we want to be “responsible” dog owners, TA.

    • Frances on April 21, 2017 at 07:53

    Excellent. I have a nearly 4 yr old mini schnauzer…just the right size and lovely temperament…most of the time!
    What are you getting? ( My dog groomer knows someone with several litters of cockapoo .)

      • Masher on April 22, 2017 at 05:13


    • Brennig on April 21, 2017 at 11:18


    What flavour?

      • Masher on April 22, 2017 at 05:14

      Yay indeed.

      We have bought a German Shepherd.

      We’re hoping he’s going to bring his dog with him.

  2. You can’t go wrong with a Golden Retriever except if you get one like Rio of course 🙂

      • Masher on April 22, 2017 at 05:21

      Yes, I like Labs and Retrievers.
      But having previously owned a German Shepherd – who really couldn’t have been a better dog – we thought we’d try another.
      Another deciding factor was Amelia, who just loves GS dogs.

      Rio is in a class of his own 🙂

      1. Well done on getting a proper sized dog. Rio is already looking forward to barking at him!

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