CANINE VIRUS REQUIRES
This virus is no joke. It is progressive and dangerous.
It will begin with
cute puppy usually obtained for companionship.
You will not realize that you have been infected,
even when you begin trying
convince your family that searching for a better quality
dog food is more
important than buying groceries.
You may not recognize the symptoms
even when 90% of your snail mail consists
of pet supply catalogues and dog show premium lists, and "sick
days" have all
used to visit every dog show within 600 miles.
By the time the virus has taken a firm hold, you will
have reduced your yard
a safe area that can be enjoyed by your dogs. You will
be trying to sell the
kids' swing set to pay for the latest dog toy.
Your computer will threaten to crash because of the
huge amounts of dog web
sites, nutrition sites, pedigree programs, rescue lists,
advice lists, dog
images, and canine health html bookmarks that have
filled all available
You will "borrow" from
your child's college fund or IRA to add more memory.
This virus will take over every room of your house
in the form of flyers,
catalogues, premium lists, dog toys, dog beds, crates,
dog food, and dog
You will begin to avoid
anyone who doesn't have a dog and will try to
anyone who doesn't know your breed.
Your family will not recognize you unless you are
covered with dog hair. You
will seriously consider a second mortgage to take advantage
of dog toy sales
even worse, dog show entries.
Depression will set in immediately
after the last dog show of the season.
own dog will worry about you. There is no cure.
Thankfully, there are groups where
you can talk to others who have been
and who will understand you. With luck, they'll also
know of a really good
on dog food and supplements.
(Thanks for forwarding Dyan!)