I was thinking that I should change tactics. I have to come up a new plan to change jobs. That will be my ultimate goal for the next year. I will leave defence and try being more visible. I’ve acquired some agents’ phone numbers and I will be giving them frequent calls so that my name will be the first one to consider when a new position opens.
I'm a man with a plan
However, in the same time I’ll try to play it cool. I’ll be all polite and pretending to not really care. It’s like when you want a new boyfriend. If they smell fear and desperation in you, you’re screwed (in a bad way).
In a very different matter, ‘JJ’ suggested that he wants (us) to get a puppy!
Yes, one of these cute four-legged creatures…
I have to admit that I am very intrigued. I never had one (I grew up in a small flat in an urban area, it would be a shame) and I always wanted one.
I am a bit worried if I’ll manage though. Dogs are more dependent than cats. And I think about Torn’s horror stories of Georgie eating stuff he shouldn’t (I can’t even say it) and I get even more worried (=disgusted). Also, I don’t leave with ‘JJ’ (yet) and my current living arrangements are not suitable for dogs. I live now in a flat, carpeted everywhere, that I am not sure allows pets. My current housemate doesn’t allow them anyway, so it’s the end of the discussion of having a dog staying over (at least for many nights in a row)…
On the other hand, ‘JJ’ lives in a semi-detached house with a lovely back garden and a nice big park close by. He grew up next to a big South African lion park (he’s an animal person) and his family always had dogs. He knows how to train them and what to do with them.
I admitted that I would love to get a dog but it would be mostly his for the time being since the dog will be mostly staying at his place. That means that it must be mostly his decision. I wouldn’t mind taking care of him / her and walking him / her but we need to think of the impact it will have on our lives. I draw the line though at some breeds I don’t really like. I am not a fan of very small dogs and I know that very big ones are difficult to handle even if they look amazing. I also know that dogs with long coat in a house are a problem (huskies are very beautiful dogs but difficult to have). Generally Chiuauas or Greyhounds are a ‘no’.
I am not sure if that ‘talk’ will be just a talk or we /he will get a dog at the end. If we move in together it might be easier to decide. For the time being I can only be there for him and help him in every way that I can. I can’t offer him more for the time being…