Dogs vs. Wives: The debate continues

Several weeks ago I ran a little humor blurb in one of my columns that basically asked the question, “Who is your better friend, your wife or your dog?” To find out the answer was “lock your wife and your dog in the trunk of your car for an hour. Then open the trunk and see who’s happy to see you.”

I mentioned then that blurb had been sent to me by one of our Crosby friends, Irene Cook. Maggie and I see Irene and Koko frequently in the mornings as we are taking our daily walks around Newport.

Well, Irene has sent me another bit of humor that brought smiles to my face as well as the face of spouse, Linda. We thought you might like to read this as well.

Why do some men have dogs and not wives?

There might be several reasons but here are a few that came to us from Irene:

1. The later you are, the more excited your dogs are to see you.

2. Dogs don’t notice if you call them by another dog’s name.

3. Dogs like it if you leave a lot of things on the floor.

4. A dog’s parents never visit.

5. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across.

6. You never have to wait for a dog; they’re ready to go 24 hours a day.

7. Dogs find you amusing when you’re drunk.

8. Dogs like to go hunting and fishing.

9. A dog will not wake you up at night to ask, “If I died, would you get another dog?”

10. If a dog has babies, you can put an ad in the paper and give them away.

11. A dog will let you put a studded collar on it without calling you a pervert.

12. If a dog smells another dog on you, they don’t get mad. They just think it’s interesting.

13. Dogs like to ride in the back of a pickup truck.

And last, but not least,

14. If a dog leaves, it won’t take half of your stuff.

I laughed out loud at several of the above and hope you enjoy them as well.

Such are the people, places and things that have touched my life in my home!