This post could also be called "My poor husband".
I love animals. And because in many ways, I'm still like a little girl....when I see a cute animal, I pronounce "I want one". When my husband tells me, I can't have one...I cry, kick and scream and throw a tantrum. Well, only sometimes.
Like the time A was watching Rob & Big and I became obsessed with their mini horse. I don't even think he had a name - they just called him mini horse. My rationale for getting mini horse was that he was much more realistic than a real horse. He's domesticated. He gets along well with dogs. He can ride in the back of an Escalade. No need for a horse trailer. I mean seriously this is a reasonable request.
He said no.
Very sensibly, he pointed out the time mini horse kicked meaty (the dog star of the show) in the head. He reminded me that mini horse eats pillows. And that he made a big mess in the back of that SUV.
Fine. You win this one but this is not over yet my friend.
Then there was the time that I became convinced that it was going to save us a gazillion dollars if we invested in chickens. Organic, free range eggs are expensive these days.
He said that chickens stink and we'd have to raise like 40 chickens to make enough eggs for it to be a cost savings. Sheesh. He's so practical.
There was also that time when I was sulking around the house. When A asked me why, I told him that it was a mistake that we got our fur baby clipped because it was my calling to breed aussies. Now my life's work must be put on hold until we get another dog.
But if you asked my hubby, "what does Jessah want to do when she retires"? He would sigh and tell you "she wants to raise alpacas". For the past 8 years, I've been trying to convince him that alpaca farming is where it's at! You have to admit these guys are the sweetest, cutest livestock you've ever seen.
And the best part about it is that you don't ever have to kill or hurt the animals. Instead you make beautiful clothing to keep people warm. Like this lovely ruffle alpaca scarf.
What does your heart long for?