No not Neil and I, but it's that time of year again and it seems Tess is coming into season.
Cue mental tussle as to whether to have puppys or not.
The list of good reasons not to hugely outweigh the list of why we should. In fact there is nothing much on the list of why we should other than my liking of cute bundles of black and white fluff, but until we get into sensible mode and get her sterilised it will always be a temptation.
I have just been reading a local forum (angloinfo) on the internet and someone has asked for information regarding local animal shelters for a dog. I know those of us who love animals tend to get a bit emotional when we think of poor abandoned beasts, but some of the replies were a bit over the top to say the least.
The person who posted said nothing of the circumstances - for all we know they may be asking for a neighbour or someone else - but a couple of the replies stopped just short of proclaiming the poster should be horsewhipped for careless abandonment of a helpless animal.
Sometimes (most times) the forums are a really useful source of help and information, but they also give 'know it alls' space to air their malice and make themselves feel superior. I did leave a message reminding them that unless we knew the circumstances perhaps it would be better not to judge, but I doubt they will be getting off their high horses any time soon.
It did make me think about the huge amount of animals in this country sitting in shelters that need a home though, which was a timely reminder that they don't need us adding to the dog population. Pants.