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robeddie
Nov 3, 2010, 12:43 PM
Tired of seeing all these threads with people asking what computer they should buy, something only they themselves can answer by considering just a few simple things, (speed, hard drive size, lack of dvd drive) - I've decided to go ahead and ask about my own conundrum.

Macbook Air 11.6 or new puppy?

Here's my thoughts:

>The Macbook Air will cost more on the front end, but over time, the puppy will be more expensive. (advantage - Air)

>The Air would probably have a better resale value than the puppy. (advantage - Air)

>The Macbook Air is non-upgradeable, while the puppy will grow and change with me. (advantage - puppy)

>Both choices would give me years of fun and entertainment, but the puppy would probably last longer. (advantage - puppy)

>If the Air is damaged, a quick trip to the genius bar will likely mean a brand new Air, on the other hand once the puppy is run over by a car, there is no way to replace it exactly. (advantage - Air)

>With the Air, I can get my jollies surfing for porn on the internet, while my puppy may get his jollies on the rare occasion he decides to hump me or one of my house guests. (advantage - Air)

>I would love my Air, but I would fall IN LOVE with the puppy. (advantage - puppy)


So, I'm kind of stuck between the choice. Any suggestions?



deanproxy
Nov 3, 2010, 12:45 PM
Tired of seeing all these threads with people asking what computer they should buy, something only they themselves can answer by considering just a few things things, (speed, hard drive size, lack of dvd drive) - I've decided to go ahead and ask about my own conundrum.

Macbook Air 11.6 or new puppy?

Here's my thoughts:

>The Macbook Air will cost more on the front end, but over time, the puppy will be more expensive. (advantage - Air)

>The Air would probably have a better resale value than the puppy. (advantage - Air)

>The Macbook Air is non-upgradeable, while the puppy will grow and change with me. (advantage - puppy)

>Both choices would give me years of fun and entertainment, but the puppy would probably last longer. (advantage - puppy)

>If the Air is damaged, a quick trip to the genius bar will likely mean a brand new Air, on the other hand once the puppy is run over by a car, there is no way to replace it exactly. (advantage - Air)

>With the Air, I can get my jollies surfing for porn on the internet, while my puppy may get his jollies on the rare occasion he decides to hump me or one of my house guests. (advantage - Air)

>I would love my Air, but I would fall IN LOVE with the puppy. (advantage - puppy)


So, I'm kind of stuck between the choice. Any suggestions?

Best post ever.

shootingrubber
Nov 3, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Tired of seeing all these threads with people asking what computer they should buy, something only they themselves can answer by considering just a few simple things, (speed, hard drive size, lack of dvd drive) - I've decided to go ahead and ask about my own conundrum.

Macbook Air 11.6 or new puppy?

Here's my thoughts:

>The Macbook Air will cost more on the front end, but over time, the puppy will be more expensive. (advantage - Air)

>The Air would probably have a better resale value than the puppy. (advantage - Air)

>The Macbook Air is non-upgradeable, while the puppy will grow and change with me. (advantage - puppy)

>Both choices would give me years of fun and entertainment, but the puppy would probably last longer. (advantage - puppy)

>If the Air is damaged, a quick trip to the genius bar will likely mean a brand new Air, on the other hand once the puppy is run over by a car, there is no way to replace it exactly. (advantage - Air)

>With the Air, I can get my jollies surfing for porn on the internet, while my puppy may get his jollies on the rare occasion he decides to hump me or one of my house guests. (advantage - Air)

>I would love my Air, but I would fall IN LOVE with the puppy. (advantage - puppy)


So, I'm kind of stuck between the choice. Any suggestions?

lol, I hope this is a joke

Ksane
Nov 3, 2010, 12:52 PM
What breed of puppy?

Hisdem
Nov 3, 2010, 12:53 PM
I would get the puppy. I love dogs so I guess I am biased, but you'll have a much longer and 'vivid' time with the puppy ;)

potentpotable
Nov 3, 2010, 12:56 PM
OP, you'll fall in love with your Air. Trust me.

Westyfield2
Nov 3, 2010, 12:59 PM
Puppy. No question TBH.

egghead
Nov 3, 2010, 12:59 PM
I would get the Air then get virtual puppy to load into Air. :D

alphaod
Nov 3, 2010, 01:00 PM
Damn I didn't know dogs were that expensive.

Says a lot does it…

Mr. Savage
Nov 3, 2010, 01:03 PM
Ha! Great post, robeddie!

Now, if you're serious, I sincerely feel your anguish.

If it were me, I'd look at it like this: You can love both the Air and the puppy but only one is gonna love you back.

Again, if you're serious, keep us posted!

PS. If it was anything besides a puppy I'd say get the Air.

frunkis54
Nov 3, 2010, 01:13 PM
i would like to nominate this as best post of the day.

Tilpots
Nov 3, 2010, 01:14 PM
Get the Air. Puppies poop a lot, and they're not as easy to travel with.

jemeinc
Nov 3, 2010, 01:20 PM
Easy - get the air brand new, and rescue the puppy. Everyone's happy that way. ;-)

bossxii
Nov 3, 2010, 01:23 PM
LOL

Great topic, I think about my great Dane vs my MBA and I know my laptop is cheaper for sure. He eats about 6 cups of food per day, poops about a pound a day and requires maintenance to the tune of 50 to 100 month in shots, flee and tic pills etc...

Granted he attracts way more women when out at the park than any MBA will ever bring advantage puppy!:D

ingramLee
Nov 3, 2010, 01:23 PM
You cant install new software or upgrade the components on a puppy when it gets old :D

Westyfield2
Nov 3, 2010, 01:24 PM
Damn I didn't know dogs were that expensive.

Says a lot does it…

Pedigree cats and dogs both get expensive TBH. Heck here any normal pedigree is £500. Then there's the expensive stuff...

Obviously I'm not going to post how much we paid for our two cats (A it's personal, and B prices are different here compared with the 'states), but http://www.a1savannahs.com/savannahs.htm mentions prices for the same breed in the US. And there's more expensive breeds too :eek:.

Yes a nice shiny Mac could have been bought instead, but if push came to shove and it was the Macs or the Cats staying, it would be the Cats staying every time!

Queso
Nov 3, 2010, 01:24 PM
Definitely the puppy. It sleeps without you having to close the lid.

Westyfield2
Nov 3, 2010, 01:25 PM
You can't upgrade the components on a puppy when it gets old :D

Can't on a MacBook Air either :p

GoCubsGo
Nov 3, 2010, 01:28 PM
Puppies **** on stuff. Get the Air.

NicoleRichie
Nov 3, 2010, 01:31 PM
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Puppy, only for the reason you can train it to attack your friend with an Air. Then you have both.

NicoleRichie
Nov 3, 2010, 01:33 PM
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Puppy then train it to retrieve an Air
For you.

TheAllStar
Nov 3, 2010, 01:47 PM
Tired of seeing all these threads with people asking what computer they should buy, something only they themselves can answer by considering just a few simple things, (speed, hard drive size, lack of dvd drive) - I've decided to go ahead and ask about my own conundrum.

Macbook Air 11.6 or new puppy?

Here's my thoughts:

>The Macbook Air will cost more on the front end, but over time, the puppy will be more expensive. (advantage - Air)

>The Air would probably have a better resale value than the puppy. (advantage - Air)

>The Macbook Air is non-upgradeable, while the puppy will grow and change with me. (advantage - puppy)

>Both choices would give me years of fun and entertainment, but the puppy would probably last longer. (advantage - puppy)

>If the Air is damaged, a quick trip to the genius bar will likely mean a brand new Air, on the other hand once the puppy is run over by a car, there is no way to replace it exactly. (advantage - Air)

>With the Air, I can get my jollies surfing for porn on the internet, while my puppy may get his jollies on the rare occasion he decides to hump me or one of my house guests. (advantage - Air)

>I would love my Air, but I would fall IN LOVE with the puppy. (advantage - puppy)


So, I'm kind of stuck between the choice. Any suggestions?

>Puppy is a stimulating conversation starter with attractive women, whereas Apple product will relegate conversational opportunities to indie hipster Starbucks baristas only. (advantage - puppy)

ReallyBigFeet
Nov 3, 2010, 01:50 PM
Normally I'd say get the puppy.

But since you are a Mac fan and you are posting on these forums, you'll be on here bitching in less than 3 days about how much you regret getting the puppy since a better/newer one will be available just around the corner, how much the puppy's eyes don't exactly line up or how much the puppy tends to piddle at times that are inconvenient to your schedule.

Forum posters here should not own pets. Buy the MBA instead. Same bitching rights, just a lot less wear and tear on a helpless animal.

aimbdd
Nov 3, 2010, 01:51 PM
wow! i love this post

izibo
Nov 3, 2010, 01:52 PM
Obviously I'm not going to post how much we paid for our two cats, but http://www.a1savannahs.com/savannahs.htm mentions prices in the US.

I'm confused. If you aren't going to say how much you paid, why would you obviously include a link to prices for how much they cost?

That's the equivalent of saying: Obviously, I'm not going to say how much I spent on my brand new Ultimate 11.6", but store.apple.com mentions prices in the US.

OP: I am in your exact situation. I just got an 11.6" MacBook Air last week, and yesterday I just adopted an adorable puppy from a rescue. You can have it all!

bowlerman625
Nov 3, 2010, 02:05 PM
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Cool post bro

XaPHER
Nov 3, 2010, 02:05 PM
You shouldd go for the macbook air because my neighbor's dogs are shouting every 5 minutes *arfawrafraafowrfifuahfuaaueofaih* :mad:

ImperialX
Nov 3, 2010, 03:41 PM
>I would love my Air, but I would fall IN LOVE with the puppy. (advantage - puppy)

Oh trust me on this one, I love my MBA more than any animal I've ever owned. Just go for the MBA.

1appleAday
Nov 3, 2010, 05:31 PM
This post is hilarious LOL. just get both OP :D:D

Ach111es
Nov 3, 2010, 05:32 PM
IMO the specs on a puppy are way more future proofed than the air. the processor on the air will become less useful, while the energy of the puppy will increase with age. There will be less maintenance on the macbook air.

I would personally love a puppy dog. However, I would be able to get both because golden retriever puppies are like 600 and i would get a base 13 with 4g ram.

ender21
Nov 3, 2010, 06:03 PM
Hands down, MBA. In fact, I would buy TWO MBAs and keep one sealed in the box rather than get a puppy.

Wait.. I'd buy YOUR MBA to avoid ME getting a puppy.

Sadly, that freight train is barreling down the tunnel at me as we speak and I'm tied to the tracks. :(

wirelessmacuser
Nov 3, 2010, 06:11 PM
Easy - get the air brand new, and rescue the puppy. Everyone's happy that way. ;-)

Very well said!

As a serious dog lover, there is nothing better you can do than to "rescue" a puppy.

Try and avoid any preconceived notions, choose one that's a match for you and your family, and you will have years of enjoyment.

I've rescued, raised and trained dogs for years, they give back far more than I give them, and I give them one heck of a lot.

Cheers.... :)

Eclipse278
Nov 3, 2010, 06:21 PM
You shouldd go for the macbook air because my neighbor's dogs are shouting every 5 minutes *arfawrafraafowrfifuahfuaaueofaih* :mad:

lol exactly. I don't need a dog. I have my all of my neighbors'.

Mac'nCheese
Nov 3, 2010, 06:26 PM
>With the Air, I can get my jollies surfing for porn on the internet, while my puppy may get his jollies on the rare occasion he decides to hump me or one of my house guests. (advantage - Air)



Yeah, but if you get sick of the porn, you can't have sex with the air. (advantage - puppy)

bowlerman625
Nov 3, 2010, 06:30 PM
Yeah, but if you get sick of the porn, you can't have sex with the air. (advantage - puppy)

This thread has really fallen into the gutter!

paeza
Nov 3, 2010, 06:34 PM
Yeah, but if you get sick of the porn, you can't have sex with the air. (advantage - puppy)

very bad idea ever lol

andyd409
Nov 3, 2010, 06:39 PM
No contest!

Get the puppy.

The MBA will only last 2 or 3 years.

A puppy will give you much enjoyment for 18 to 20 years.

ImperialX
Nov 3, 2010, 06:58 PM
Yeah, but if you get sick of the porn, you can't have sex with the air. (advantage - puppy)

What's been read cannot be unread. :mad:

AppleGoddess
Nov 3, 2010, 07:03 PM
Puppy!

paeza
Nov 3, 2010, 07:12 PM
puppies here in Australia are so expensive. A golden retriever costs about $900-1400.

Spacekatgal
Nov 3, 2010, 07:14 PM
Another vote for the puppy.

I reject the popular conception that you have to get a rescue dog. I wanted a purebred dog, and feel no guilt whatsoever about it. I wanted a dog with certain traits, and I was happy to pay for it.

I think it's great if you want to get a puppy from a shelter, but I frankly feel bullied by some people with a holier-than-thou attitude about it.

Bri

Tilpots
Nov 3, 2010, 07:27 PM
As a serious dog lover, there is nothing better you can do than to "rescue" a puppy.



Nothing better except buying a MBA, that is. ;)

wkw
Nov 3, 2010, 07:33 PM
I have been seriously thinking about getting a puppy. I think I will name him macbook air

MACfemme
Nov 3, 2010, 07:39 PM
Hands down...PUPPY! It's funny how they both cost the same but the puppy will give you unconditional love for 15 years. I got my MBA last week and my dog 3 years ago, and even now my doggy makes me happier than my newly arrived MBA.

vraxtus
Nov 3, 2010, 09:07 PM
This post is hilarious LOL. just get both OP :D:D

Bad idea - what happens when the puppy confuses the MBA for a book and CHOMP CHOMP!

jemeinc
Nov 3, 2010, 09:09 PM
Another vote for the puppy.

I reject the popular conception that you have to get a rescue dog. I wanted a purebred dog, and feel no guilt whatsoever about it. I wanted a dog with certain traits, and I was happy to pay for it.

I think it's great if you want to get a puppy from a shelter, but I frankly feel bullied by some people with a holier-than-thou attitude about it.

Bri

What are you talking about? Nobody here had a "holier than thou attitude" at all. If you want to buy a puppy from a reputable breeder knock yourself out- nothing wrong with that. This has been a fun, good natured thread with no attitude being thrown around at all. There's a need for both breeders AND rescue organizations and I've personally been in a place in life where ive felt the need to utilize both and was glad both options were available to me. Only you can make that decision.

And you can rescue purebreds as well. I currently have a few boxers and have had great luck with my local boxer rescue organization (every state has a few). I also had great luck with a local reputable breeder recently as well. My point is having the option of how to go about getting your dog is a good thing- go whatever route fits your specific needs at that moment. Puppies, like this thread, are fun. :-)

ImperialX
Nov 3, 2010, 09:16 PM
The maintenance fees for the MacBook Air is dramatically less.

pruhawk
Nov 3, 2010, 09:49 PM
Fantastic Post

My vote is for the Puppy.

If I must I can go without my computer, even one as nice as the new MBA, for a week or so and not really miss it all too much. On the other hand, I can't go more than a day without missing my 14 year old "pup".

No comment as to the choice between the new MBA or a new spouse.

Spacekatgal
Nov 3, 2010, 10:09 PM
What are you talking about? Nobody here had a "holier than thou attitude" at all. If you want to buy a puppy from a reputable breeder knock yourself out- nothing wrong with that. This has been a fun, good natured thread with no attitude being thrown around at all. There's a need for both breeders AND rescue organizations and I've personally been in a place in life where ive felt the need to utilize both and was glad both options were available to me. Only you can make that decision.

And you can rescue purebreds as well. I currently have a few boxers and have had great luck with my local boxer rescue organization (every state has a few). I also had great luck with a local reputable breeder recently as well. My point is having the option of how to go about getting your dog is a good thing- go whatever route fits your specific needs at that moment. Puppies, like this thread, are fun. :-)

Oh yeah, I totally agree. This has been a fun thread. I mean with people out there in RL. Sorry I wasn't more clear.

Bri

Pipper99
Nov 3, 2010, 10:20 PM
Great post! Funny!

I have to say that if I had to choose between my macs and my dogs, the macs are GONE! Having a good doggie who is glad to see me every day and gives me a real sense of joy is priceless. My Lion Dogs are way better than any os x lion. :)

Again, a great, witty post. (and my new MBA is on it's way from Anchorage: maybe I'll name it Max). :)

To share one of my favorite dog sentiments:

JUST A DOG

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog,"
or "that's a lot of money for just a dog."

They don't understand the distance travelled, the time spent,
or the costs involved for "just a dog."

Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."

Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog,"
but I did not once feel slighted.

Some of my saddest moments have been brought aobut by
"just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch
of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.

If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you probably understand
phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."

"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship,
trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience
that make me a better person.
Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look
longingly to the future.

So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog"
but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.

"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts
away from myself and the worries of the day.

I hope that someday they can understand that its' not "just a dog"
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being
"just a man" or "just a woman."

So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog,"
just smile,
because they "just don't understand."

~Unknown Author~

Hankster
Nov 3, 2010, 10:30 PM
You have to walk a puppy.

You have to deal with pee and poo.

You have train a puppy.

Dog food costs more than electricity for a MBA.

Vet bills within the first year will cost 2x more than a MBA.

wkw
Nov 3, 2010, 10:39 PM
You have to walk a puppy.

You have to deal with pee and poo.

You have train a puppy.

Dog food costs more than electricity for a MBA.

Vet bills within the first year will cost 2x more than a MBA.

yeah yeah yeah but will an MBA hump your leg?

therocket
Nov 3, 2010, 10:43 PM
yeah yeah yeah but will an MBA hump your leg?
:eek:

im sure there will be an 'app' for that in the new Mac App Store:o

XiaoLongBao
Nov 4, 2010, 03:05 AM
I have a puppy and a MacBook Air. Right now, I think you should get a MacBook Air because my puppy just peed on my roommate. This is not the first time either. My puppy has also let loose explosive diarrhea on the same roommate during a 2 hour car ride.

CiccioAtSea
Nov 4, 2010, 03:59 AM
Animals are not like toys that you own just for fun!!! :mad::mad::mad:
Get a MBA and stay away from puppies, I think the animal here is somebody else...

ImperialX
Nov 4, 2010, 03:59 AM
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I have a puppy and a MacBook Air. Right now, I think you should get a MacBook Air because my puppy just peed on my roommate. This is not the first time either. My puppy has also let loose explosive diarrhea on the same roommate during a 2 hour car ride.

This. Sums it up perfectly. The puppy will give you far more problems than any PC you pen, let alone a Mac.

Scottsdale
Nov 4, 2010, 06:12 AM
Enjoyed the post. I say get the puppy! Dogs are man's best friend, not Macs. You will get far more enjoyment from the puppy, at least in the long run (ie, house training puppy is the only downside in the short run).

See you on the AKC forums!

Good luck!

polee
Nov 4, 2010, 07:56 AM
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I have a chihuahua but she is heavier than the MBA. In spite of that I still prefer the chi.

double329
Nov 4, 2010, 08:23 AM
Get the Air, then sign up FooPet.com you can have as many puppy you want. When you are done playing with the puppy, just log off. No need to clean up. :D

old-wiz
Nov 4, 2010, 09:46 AM
Get the Air. Puppies poop a lot, and they're not as easy to travel with.

Exactly! When was the last time an MBA or any laptop left a smelly mess on the living room floor?