I've always agreed with and loved the truths shared below by an unknown source which have been circulating around the internet for a long time.  Its message will always stay current and hold true to those of us blessed to share lives with our furry family members.



  • I could walk around safely barefoot in the dark.
  • My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.
  • All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of dog hair.
  • When the doorbell rang, it wouldn't sound like the RSPCA kennels.
  • When the doorbell rang, I could get to the door without wading through dog bodies who beat me there.
  • I could sit how I wanted to on the couch without taking into consideration where several little fur bodies would need to fit.
  • I would not have strange presents under the Christmas tree like dog bones, stuffed animals and have to answer to people why I wrap them up.
  • I would not be on a first name basis with a vet.
  • Most used words in my vocabulary would not be wee-wee, toilet, outside, sit down, come, no, and leave him/ her ALONE.
  • My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates.

And, Yes -- Our home is pretty hairy for a few other reasons too?

  • My pockets would not contain things like poop pick up bags and dog treats.
  • I would no longer have to spell the word B-A-L-L and F-R-I-S-B-E-E.
  • I would not buy weird things to stuff into Kongs or have to explain why I'm buying them, or what a 'Kong' is.
  • I would not have as many leaves and sticks INSIDE my house as outside.
  • I would not look strangely at people who think having their ONE dog ties them down too much.
Image of the mommy and daughter dogs

I would not have to answer the question why do I have so many dogs from people who will never have the joy in their life of knowing they are loved unconditionally by something as close to an angel as they will ever get.

And -- who else has a friend who considers you the most important thing in the whole wide world ALL the time??

NOTE: All the photos are part of our family except for the cool cat in sunglasses and the wonderful Lao Tzu quote.❤️

About the author 

Nancy Byerly Jones

Nancy Byerly Jones and her husband reside on their mountainside ranch (“Little Hee Haw Farm”) with an energetic “family” of horses, donkeys (large and miniature), dogs and cats. Their favorite pastime is sharing the joy and fun of their animals and ranch life with their family, friends and clients.

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  1. Love it. Last night as my daughter-in-law was moving items around the coffee table, she dislodged a clump of dog fur. She said, I feel right at home! Lol. Love my dogs!

    1. I’d feel right at home too, Deb – We have so many dustballs, I feel they should be given names. We would tell our grandchildren that and so when we rescued one of our tabby cats, we named him Dustball.

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