*This post was written before recent events on other bloggers sites. After some thought, I’ve choosen to publish it anyway.
My kids want a dog. Badly. But given that the reality is that our landlady asked if my Kids would destroy her house, can you imagine her response to a Dog?
I think a dog – eventually – would be great for the kids. And I admit, me too. We had a daschund growing up named Daisy and she was the greatest dog. She was a little dog though.
Thor wants a dog like Copper. A friends dog, a dog we haven’t seen in almost three years. Yet, he remembers. Copper is a Hungarian Viszla and is beautiful dog. They have loads of energy and are the sort of dog that probably has to be walked. A lot.
I’m not a dog walking kind of gal, at least I don’t want to always have to walk a dog. When it’s cold outside I want to open a door and let the dog into the fenced yard. And that’s it. A bigger dog does appeal to me though because it would be fun to have a dog to play with. A larger dog is also good if CP has to travel overnights. There is that sense of someone else being in the house with me and the kids.
The other problem is Cycling Papa is allergic to different types of dogs. We know because we had to give back two dogs (prekids) that he had reactions to within an hour of bringing them home. The first was a yellow lab and the second was a golden retreiver. So the long hair – short hair argument is kind of moot.
Thor keeps asking for a dog though. Chick thinks dogs are like food – she can’t live without either one.
You go ahead and resist that cuteness!
Do you have a dog? What types are good for allergies? And who gets stuck with the dog chores, you or your kids?
I stole the pictures from the internet. No, I don’t remember where.
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