mercredi 6 janvier 2010

If I didn't have a dog (...or a cat) - Si je n'avais pas de chiens (...ou de chats)

I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.
Je pourrais marcher pieds nus dans mon gazon sans craindre "d'accidents".

My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.
J'aurais de beaux tapis dans ma maison et non des sols laminés.

All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture and cars would be free of hair.
Je n'aurais pas de poils sur toutes les surfaces planes, habits, sofa et autres tapis.

When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.
Au coup de sonnette ma maison ne ressemblerait pas à un chenil.

When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through fuzzy bodies who beat me there.
Au coup de sonnette je pourrais atteindre la porte sans risquer me faire renverser par des autobus poilus.

I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get confortable.
Je pourrais me coucher sur le sofa ou sur le lit sans devoir prendre en considération combien d'espace libre je dois laisser pour les envahisseurs poilus.

I would have money and no guilt to go on a real vacation.
J'aurais l'argent et la conscience tranquille pour prendre de vraies vacances.

I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grandkids through college.
Je n'aurais pas l'impression d'être propriétaire de la moitié de la clinique vétérinaire, ni d'avoir contribué aux études des petits enfants des vétérinaires y travaillant.

The most used words in my vocalubry would not be : out, sit, down, come, nos, stay and leave him/her/it alone.
Les mots que j'utiliserais le plus ne seraient pas : dehors, assis, couché, non, reste et laisse-le/la/ça tranquille.

My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.
Ma maison ne serait pas transformée en camps retranché à coup de barrières.

I would not tald baby talk : "Eat you din din", "Yummy yummy for the tummy".
Je ne parlerais pas comme une gâteuse : "C'est pour qui le miam miam ?", "Oh c'est n'à qui le 'ros bidon ?"....

My house would not look like a day care center, toys everywhere.
Ma maison ne ressemblerait pas à une école gardienne avec des jouets partout.

My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.
Mes poches ne seraient pas pleines de sacs à crottes, biscuits ou autres colliers de secours.

I would no longer have to spell the words b-a-l-l-, f-r-i-s-b-e-e, w-a-l-k, t-r-e-a-t, r-i-d-e.
Je ne devrais pas épeler certains mots : c-h-a-t, b-a-l-l-e, p-r-o-m-e-n-a-d-e, b-i-s-c-u-i-t.

I would not have as many leaves (or pine needles) inside my house as outside.
Je n'aurais pas autant de feuilles mortes à l'intérieur qu'à l'extérieur de ma maison.

I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down oo much.
Je n'aurais pas l'air d'une extra-terrestre auprès des gens qui pensent qu'UN animal domestique est susceptible de vous bouffer la vie.

I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading "mud" season.
Je ne parlerais pas du printemps et de l'automne comme de saisons "des boues".

I would not have to answer the question "Why do you have so many animals" from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an angel as they will ever get.
Je ne devrais pas répondre à la question "Pourquoi autant d'animaux ?" que me posent des gens qui de toute façon n'auront jamais la joie de se faire aimer de manière inconditionnelle par des êtres qui sont dépendants de nous.

How EMPTY my life would be !!
Oh comme ma vie serait VIDE !!

Thank you Alasandra for this nice e-mail. Merci Alasandra pour ce bel e-mail.

18 commentaires:

Cassie a dit…

The photo of you reclining with Faya & Dyos vying for your attention looks Sooooo familiar! Baby & Hootie twins! And Dyos trying to crawl under the gate. Yes, Hootie is his clone!! And aren't they just a couple little pains in the butt? And more than anything...what would we do without them?!Since Patrick & I are apart so much of the time they are my constant companions.They actually keep me grounded.I have to say I could do without the wee hour wakeups to go outside though.haha.
Best wishes to you,
Cassie (BabyRD and Hootie's human)

Kari in WeHo a dit…

that would be a very sad and empty life indeed

Inky and Molly a dit…

Pinkie loves this post. She calls us her black and tan angels, too.
And no matter how much she whinges, we reckon she would be very lost without us.
Every bit of what's described goes on in our house and your pics are very familiar....

Maggie and Mitch a dit…

What a great post and great pictures to go with it! Mom says her life would be dull and lifeless without us!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Mack and Sally Ann a dit…

C'etait ecrire bien. C'est just.
Sally Ann

Scottie the 'Cutie' a dit…

That is such a cute post! And I love the photos that accompany it...*grins* Especially the one with Dyos and grass all over his face..haha! *grins*


Lorenza a dit…

Sooooo right!
I love all the pictures you used to illustrate it!
Kisses and hugs

Dip-Dip and The Bridge a dit…

I was laughing all the way through reading that - it is soooo true!!
Lynne (Mum of Dinah, Bridget and Elliot)

Hollie and Janie a dit…

I love this, Veronique! I'll take the mud, leaves, fur, having my favorite chewed to bits, and nearly freezing to death on morning walkies if it means i get to love on that silly 'dale of mine!
Hollie (Janie's mom)

Fred a dit…

This might be Old Girl's favorite post ever.

Bae Bae a dit…

Life sure will be empty without furkids. :)

~ Bae

erin a dit…

I love this post! If I didn't have dogs, I wouldn't have to clean up puke at 1AM. But I would be so lonely!

TwoSpecialWires a dit…

Everything you've said is so true. And we'd add ... you would not be happy and you prob'ly wouldn't live as long.

Happy New Year!
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Agatha and Archie a dit…

Ohhhhh PL2 LOVED this post!!! How dull and boring our lives would be!!! Love and kisses A+A

Persephone and Buster a dit…

Une maison sans barricades et les aboiements serait tout à fait vide!

C'est ce que nous disons à nos humains.

Ils sourient et nous demandent si nous avons l'intention d'aller au collège prochainement.

Nous leur disons que nous avons besoin de reddition sans conditions et nous ne partirons jamais!


Buster, Sephie et Bailey

Lacy a dit…

w00fs, me loves this too, mama says she feels sorry for hoomans that dont and have never known "the love of a dog"..

b safe,

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Penny, Poppy & Patches a dit…

Soooooo very true! I don't know what we would do without furkids!

Lana (Mom to the 3 P's)