Tuesday, August 08, 2006

overheard

"Are you really thinking about getting a dog? You should totally get a dog!"
"What I really want is for them to breed a dog that will only die of neglect if that neglect is ill-intentioned."
"You should totally get a plant! Or, maybe just some photos of plants."

14 comments:

dorotha said...

i thought i couldn't handle the responsibility of plants, but i've been doing pretty well. i started of with a cactus and a succulent, added a couple of philodendrons, and now i have 10 plants at home, two in my office, and one down the street.

next week: babies! human babies!

Rhymes With Scrabble said...

The advantage of animals over plants is that while the psychological consequences of neglect may be higher, they make it harder to do. There's nothing like a small creature barking and peeing on your belongings to remind you that it needs to be fed and walked.

Anonymous said...

Jeremy! Get an animal! Think of the blogs!

Anonymous said...

Jeremy doesn't even feed himself on a regular basis. I vote NO DOG.
-TOK

Anonymous said...

If there was a dog around, Jeremy would have something to feed himself regularly with.

dorotha said...

don't make me say it again! babies! more than one!!!

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jeremy said...

Just because I am rushing around getting my ASA schedule and presentations together, doesn't mean I don't have time to delete stupid inappropriate comments.

Blondie said...

In case you don't mind cats, they are more independent than dogs and don't need to be walked.

Just another option ... rabbits are kind of cool too. They can be litter trained just like cats.

dorotha said...

rabbits chew through cords and such. what about a fish? or a turtle?

Anonymous said...

or some gerbils

Anonymous said...

cool dogs can be litter-box trained

Anonymous said...

Actually, cats can now be toilet trained.

Anonymous said...

More evidence of the shrinking "pet-child" gap.