Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The decision to get a dog

Sometimes decision making is an interesting process.

A few weeks ago, Brian and I started talking about getting a dog. This idea has always been in the back of our minds but hasn't really been even a feasible scenario until the home purchase a few months ago.

OK, slight topic transition. So, I'm not really sure why the government feels it needs to get its nose in the business of the market, but it sure does. From slashing interest rates to printing more money, the Feds are really trying to stave off a recession aren't they. We kind of know it's coming though. It's just a matter of when. I'm sorry I'm so DOOM AND GLOOM... but who was it?...One of my friends recently mentioned that our generation is the first generation who won't do as well as our parents did. Why is this? I don't really know, I don't have a macro-enough perspective, but my scary Republican background slash Claremont McKenna ridiculously difficult (for my week left brain) Econ 101 class sort of makes me think that it's mostly the government's fault. I still believe that if free markets took precedence, our country would do better, and therefore more people would benefit. Now before you go calling me an uncompassionate right-wing lunatic.... well, just know that I really care deeply about issues facing low-income people. But having worked in/for essentially a city-backed nonprofit venture for 4 years, I'm just not sure that our government - at least not alone - is the best way to solve those issues either.

ANYWAY, back to decision-making. Brian and I have been on the fence about adding a dog to our burgeoning family (that's not really burgeoning). But all this doom and gloom is really making a case for it. Call it escapism if you want, but for some reason, I just feel like if we had the opportunity to do THIS with our dog, somehow I might forget about the bleak future of America and the fact that if we were truly selfless people, we wouldn't even think about pro-creation.

So, when Brian sent me this video this morning, after WEEKS OF DELIBERATION (I know), it was decided, welcome home future Shiloh Shepherd!


Charles Johnson said...

Cool blog. I'm also a right wing Claremont McKenna person. (And I blog about it.)

Take care,

Shakti the Shiloh Shepherd said...


Thank you for adding my movie "Dogs with jobs" to your blog! :) I feel very flattered! :) I'm happy to hear that you love the Shiloh Shepherd breed and that you're thinking of getting one! :)

If you're interested in finding out more about the breed and meet some Shiloh Shepherd owners, their pooches and the breed founder, Tina Barber, please feel free to join the online forum

There are a lot of nice, friendly and knowledgeable people in the forum that always are there if you have any questions. There are quite a few people who are "future Shiloh owners" there as well. :)

Once again - thank you for adding my movie! Please feel free to contact me via YouTube if you have any further questions.


Shakti (with her humans ;))

Alishia said...

I think more college-educated people should selfishly bring children into the world.