Five Things: Dogs I'd Like to Own

Posted: February 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

This list has been actively debated by the GF and I for a little while now, and I want to get down my ideas right now, just in case I’m later persuaded that my ideas are less right and I end up with some kind of tutu dog on a bedazzled pink leash….

Without further ado, here’s the pooches I’d like to own
(btw, all of these dogs are compact, to be better suited to urban, yardless living)

1.)  English Bulldog

English Bulldog

I’ve wanted one of these dogs probably since I saw Adam Sandler’s dog playing basketball with him.  Slobber-machine aside, these guys are stocky & solid (just like me) and pretty irresistible when you see them in public (also just like me).  After-all, everyone wants to have someone around who makes them feel loved and secure at the same time.  Possible names include:  Brooklyn, Bronx, Igloo or Roosevelt.

2.) Schnauzer

Kakfa the Schnauzer

I’ve already covered the predominant reasons I want to own a schnauzer in this post.  In addition, I’m decently sure that if I owned one of these, I’d probably end up reading more, and being someone who says to people “Wasn’t it so and so who said (insert great quote here). (receive nods and applause here)”.  Sounds like win-win, no?  Possible names include:  Kafka, Franz, or Herman.

3.) Jack Russell Terrier

I admit, I really first liked these guys because Fraiser had one.  I have to say, I’ve gotten mixed reviews about Jack Russells and their boundless energy.  Might have to get mine a treadmill or something.  Perhaps, though, owning a hunting dog in the city is just not a great idea.  Damn you, Wishbone, you made them look so cool, and literate.  Possible names include:  Alexander or Simon

4.)Cairn Terrier

cairn terrier

This past weekend I saw one of these at the Humane Society and was mere seconds away from taking it home and hiding it’s existence from my apartment complex until Anie convinced me that it’d be much more reasonable to wait.  It was not a great feeling leaving the poor pooch there, but probably for the best.  After all, it’s at the Biltmore. That badboy is probably eating out of some kind of gold-plated food dish tonight.

5.) French Bulldog

French Bulldog

Not sure whether it’s fair or not, but I see these dogs as a streamlined version of their English counter-parts.  Typically, I shy away from most things with “French” in the name, likely tied to a French’s Mustard overdose as a youngster, but having seen one or two of these in the park across the street, they seem to be Americanized enough to love.  After all, one of my favorite YouTube videos features a frenchie.  (Don’t worry, he figures it out)

List completed, let me say that whatever dog I get will most certainly be a rescue of some type.  There are too many dogs out there that need homes, and puppy-farms have to be among the most evil places ever created.

5 Comments on “Five Things: Dogs I'd Like to Own”

  1. 1 Jessica said at 8:20 am on February 25th, 2010:

    Thank you so much for expressing that you will in fact get a rescue dog. I wish more people would! They’re just as great, if not better because they really appreciate your love. Sorry for my rant, I’m a volunteer at the Humane Society and I have a passion for saving dogs.

  2. 2 Jessica said at 8:23 am on February 25th, 2010:

    Also, you have chosen some great dogs to choose from.

  3. 3 Ryan G said at 10:05 am on February 25th, 2010:

    Thanks for the comment.

    I totally agree about rescues. Three of the dogs I owned growing up came from the pound or from owners who couldn’t handle them. When you care about companionship over pedigree, you can’t lose with a rescue.

    The best way to create action is to vote with our dollars. Instead of putting thousands of dollars into a pooch from a pet store, adopt one from the Humane Society, or the pound. If you really want to spend thousands instead of hundreds on a dog, I doubt the Humane Society will turn down your extra cash.

  4. 4 Taylor said at 4:49 pm on April 7th, 2010:

    I LOVE french bulldogs. I want one as well but I’m far away from dog ownership because of my schedule. It wouldn’t be fair. 🙁 I hate Jack Russells. I lived with one in college and she was a pain in the ass.

  5. 5 Ryan G said at 6:13 pm on April 7th, 2010:

    Yes, the on-the-go schedule is the biggest reason I don’t have one yet, either. Living in an apt AND me not being home every night and weekends would be cruel. Anie was pretty excited to see that Hula offered doggie bowls the other day.