Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Dog Fever.

The saying "you want what you can't have" is true. We used to live in an apartment where we could have a dog, and we didn't want a dog. Now we live in a complex where dogs are not allowed, and we want a dog. I blame it on the book I'm reading - Marley and Me.

But it's not even that. I grew up with dogs my whole life. There was the dog of my childhood, Dylan. Dylan was a Bouvier Shepherd and he was so gentle and loving to my family, but the biggest guard dog if you were not.

Then there was Ben. Ben was a Great Pyrenees and he was gorgeous, sweet, and never hurt a fly. He was super playful, but the biggest scaredy cat when it came to thunderstorms, cats, and small dogs.

Since I grew up with big dogs, it's no surprise I want a big dog. This is part of the reason we won't get a dog until we have a house. But it looks like we'll be a two-dog-family because Garth and I already have our heart set on two very different breeds...and names.

I want a Golden Retriever and his name will be Chandler (because he's my fave character on Friends). Could he BE any cuter?!
And Garth wants an English Bulldog named Manchester (after his favorite soccer team, Manchester United). Ahhhh! So. stinkin'. cute. Only ten more months to a house and these precious new family members.

59 comments:

erin.patrice said...

i've had dog fever for 3 years. At first my parents wouldn't allow it... Then my fiance might possiably be depolyed (still might, but he's on the back list)... now we're renting from a complex that has a strict no pet policy.... i dream of puppies.... literally.

Justin and Jenn said...

I've wanted an English bulldog for SOOO long- I'm just trying to talk the hubby into the crazy price tag! We have a golden retriever/lab mix and we LOVE them!!

recipes for the life said...

Oooh the golden retriever is the one for me! I love dogs especially the huge one's. But Hubs is terrified of them he he he :D So cannot have them :(

AmyT said...

awwlll both are so cute - my hubby loves both those dogs...he wants a English Bulldog soooo bad!!!! Those are the cutest pics ever!! Makes me want them!

LauraAnn said...

We have two English Bullies- Buerly (named after Mark Burhle of the Chicago White Sox) and Rooney (named after Wayne Rooney of Manchester United....hubs is a HUGE fan). I cannot say enough great things about the breed. Every English Bulldog I have come across has such a great,unique and laughable personality. I can come home in the worst mood and one (or both) of our dogs will do something that has me laughing hysterically. They are expensive but I promise....they are worth EVERY penny! I will never own anything but English Bulldogs (though goldens are VERY adorable especially as puppies).

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

Golden retrievers are the best....and easy to train!

Lucky in Love said...

We're going to wait to get a dog until we get a house as well. But I am so ready! That golden retriever is the cutest thing!

Heather said...

How cute. My fiances family has a bull dog, he's a beast but such a sweet dude.

I totally had dog fever this summer and we got our dachshund Bella.

Can't wait to see pics of the new fam members...10 months goes fast!

THE Stephanie said...

OH my goodness. Those are some cute dogs!!!

Samantha said...

You know Lindsey, I think dog fever is going around. I am also looking for a dog but I want a Chihuahua! Albeit, I do love your and Garth's picks but I have to say I am with Garth. English Bulldogs are so ugly that they are sooo cute!!!

Lauren said...

Awww...dog fever is the pits! We just love our Bogey (yellow lab)--I had to convince Hubby but he's absolutely in love with him now!

mommywonderland said...

Ok those dogs are to die for! I just watched Marley and Me this past weekend. I have a Shih Tzu and she is too cute for words! I totally understand your puppie fever!

Mrs. J L said...

At my moms I had a golden retriever and they are the best! they are paert of the family and so playful. Now I have a much smaller dog and he is like my baby. :)

Meagan said...

awww they are so cute!!! i can wait unti; you get a house!!

In this wonderful life... said...

awwww! I would have dog fever too dreaming about those two little guys! The bulldogs paws really get me! They are both sooo cute!!

Sara said...

I can't imagine not having a dog. We're a blended family now since we both came with a dog. Both of whom could not be more different.

You might consider Retreiver Rescue, especially if you want two dogs. Many of them are already house trained, but people give them up since Goldens can be a handful. But, they are great dogs.

Lily G. said...

I'm such a sucker for dogs. I have two!! These dogs you picked are so adorable!!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

awww.... I had puppy fever for a long time before I got Franco. I cannot wait til you find a little one to join your household.

That Fresh Feeling said...

Let the dog countdown begin:-) can;t wait to see what you get!

katie + bret said...

PUPPIES!! Oh how I LOVE puppies!!

Gwen said...

We have a super large golden retriever and he is the best dog in the world!!! I'm so glad we went for him over any other dog type. The best thing about goldens is that they keep their puppy eyes forever!!! XOXO

Whitney said...

I went through the same thing when I first moved out of my parent's house! The fever takes over big time! Ha! Little Chandler and Manchester are PRECIOUS. Now you're giving ME the fever to get a second dog!

J.L.S. said...

Hahaha we are going to be a 2 dog family too. And we definitely have a dog in a complex that doesn't allow them. Oops. But, we are only here until December and neither of us could wait. I wanted a cute little furry lap dog because that is what I have always grown up with. I had my heart set on a shih tzu, so we got her first because she was much cheaper. But, our next dog is going to be an English Bulldog for Scott. That is just too funny. I have to admit I am slightly excited about the bulldog too.

Ricardo and Lauren said...

you know me... I love our bullies!! They are really expensive but so worth it. Just to warn you all three of ours have bad allergies and have had to have some minor things done, one had knee surgery. Sometimes they can be high maintenance but again, sooo worth it!!! Sweetest breed and greatest personalities. Goldens are sweet to!!:)

New England Girl said...

Gorgeous little pups! :)

Jenna said...

Dogs totally complete a couple without kids! We have two Labs that sleep in the bed with us...they are spoiled rotten

Beth Dunn said...

They are both so cute. I met a french bull dog this weekend that was adorable!!! xoxo

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Angie said...

OMG I loved that book. How it made my sob tho! Gosh I'll never forget reading that with tears streaming down my face and my hubs was looking at my like I was insane! I heart dogs too, have never been without one. I hope you get one soon! Doggehs rule.

Jen Caputo said...

Oh man, I remember Dylan and Ben!!! I can still hear your mom yelling "Dylan!" if he was doing something naughty :)
I'm with Garth, I want an English bulldog sooooo bad!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

Awwww, so cute! Can't wait till you get them!

Brittney Galloway said...

Oh my goodness, they both are adorable! I love Chandler as well, but Phoebe makes me laugh like none other!

Meg said...

Those dogs are soo adorable! I love the names ya'll picked out too. So cute!

Aartee said...

awww how cute are those doggies??

Katie said...

Awww I had dog fever for a long time before I got my chihuahua. We aren't supposed to even have them where we live but my husband begged our landlord and he gave in. Maybe you could try that...? :) That bottom picture is ADORABLE!

- Sarah :-) said...

Awww - I'm so excited for you!! You might turn into a crazy dog lady, like me. I talk about Austin like he's my son. Wiat - he IS my son, furry as he may be. He's such a part of our family, and I can't imagine not having his amazing personality around.

You'll be SUCH a good pup-mom!

Mrs. Potts said...

I have had puppy fever for a while now. I think so much of it though is because I miss my Maddy.

Golden's are such fabulous dogs!! I'm so jealous. :)

The Shabby Princess said...

Aww! We had the best golden growing up, so, I'm a softie for them, but, English bulldogs are so sweet too.

We're a two dog family, it can be exhausting, but, they really are like real brother and sister--so cute!

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

They are precious! I want a retriever as well! My sister had an english bulldog...they shed soooo bad but are so cute!

Kiki said...

oh my goodness.. I want both of those dogs!!! sooo adorable :)

Tara Gibson said...

omg.. sooooo cute and LOVE the names

Lucy Marie said...

My old roommate and I used to have a cat named Chandler Bing. But she was a girl.

the Mrs Hinz said...

OMG i want another puppy soooo bad i feel ya! dogs are AWESOME. i feel like my life wouldnt be complete without our little furry angel. matt says the same thing - we cant get a dog until we get our house in a year. so the wait begins!

lola said...

OMG SO PRECIOUS. Sorry for the all caps, I felt that it was necessary after those pictures!

Hannah said...

I've been following your blog for a while now and love reading about your life! But this post was just crying out to me to comment on. I have been suffering from dog fever forever too!! And I love that you want a big dog... (my dream is a german shepherd named Ranger) but my husband does NOT want a dog and I don't know what I'm going to do!!! :) ALSO, my husband is a die-hard Man U fan too!!! Boy they sure take that stuff seriously! Maybe if I agree to name a dog Manchester too, he will agree!! ha!

Brittany Ann said...

My hubs is obsessed with English bulldogs! And I grew up with Goldens!

Jenny.Lee said...

First off your husband has excellent taste in futbol teams. Go Man U! I'm so with you on the dog fever. I've had it for a really long time now.... :)

Tasha said...

Dogs are great! We keep accumulating them. Two Dobermans and one Siberian Husky so far. Please check out local shelters before you get a dog. Two of our three are rescue doggies and they are SO appreciative and sweet! There are tons of pure bred dogs at the shelters. I LOVED Marley and Me too!

Annie said...

i'll take one of each ;) kidding but i just LOVE puppies!!
for now i'm happy with just my one pup.
these next 10 months are going to go quick! can't wait to see what little one(s) you end up with!

Charity said...

We have two adorable Dachshunds names Princess Charlotte Honey Belle and Miss Magnolia Belle. We waited 4 years until we were in the "right" place and the "right" dogs came along - and our little family is now perfect!

Except the our darn cat. I really dislike that cat.

I love the wrinkly lil Bulldog - adorable!!

Southern Web Girl said...

awwww, it's worth the wait! I was like you for a LONG time, Our family Labrador passed away halfway throuh college, and I wanted another Lab ever since. When we finally got Mango Christmas 07 it was heaven! And now she is snoozing right here next to me.

MissJody said...

ohhhhh!!!
I love puppies!!!!!
The golden you'll love and enjoy...oh what the heck!
Get both! He! He!

bookflutterby said...

Cute cute cute oh my gosh CUTE!!! I want a dog so bad... a golden retriever. They are so adorable and loyal! :D Hope you are able to get one soon...and take a zillion pictures. :P
Courtney

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OMG..they are so cute, i can't wait till you get them.

Ashley said...

ahhhh!!! they are SO CUTE!! i would have one of every single breed if i could!

Megan said...

I have been getting dog fever lately but Im still trying to wait until we get one!

Lil' Woman said...

Aww they're adorable. We have Mia but Big Man wants a bigger dog when we move to PA and get a house.

morewineplease said...

That EBD gives me puppy fever sooo bad. Doggy of my dreams :)

Lauren Kelly said...

Soooooo stinkin cute!!!!!!!!!!!! And we'll be here to welcome them into the family :) :)

Nishant said...

've wanted an English bulldog for SOOO long- I'm just trying to talk the hubby into the crazy price tag! We have a golden retriever/lab mix and we LOVE them!!

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