My bf has been bothering me for a puppy for months. He seen an ad today about a puppy that some people found and if they didn't find it a home they were going to take it to the pound. So I gave in and said he could get it. I am not a dog person and I'm worried my son may be allergic to them. I am going to get him tested but around dogs with long hair (which would cause more dander I'm guessing) he will get a stuffy nose and red, puffy, watery eyes. I didn't want a big dog either, but the puppy looks like a lab which means it's probably going to be big with lots of hair. We are fixing to have a house with a fanced in yard so that's why I gave in. I am fixing to have a baby in a month and I don't think I will have much time to care for it while he is at work, thinking about a newborn, a 3 yr old, and a puppy seems like a lot to deal with. I'm worried about it barking if we put it outside, I would hate to get the kids asleep and it start barking or I would hate for the neighbors to complain. It's not house trained yet, it already peed on my bed! I am a clean freak so it really bothers me. I feel bad because I see how happy it made my boyfriend and I feel like it would be selfish of me to not give in and let him keep it since he has always done so much for me. I just wanted to vent some so I didn't accidentally blow up on my boyfriend about it. I would really like for him to be able to keep it, and he knows it's his responsibility. Maybe I am worrying or stressing too much? I mean it's the small things in life that create happiness so I wish I could just let it be. Am I over thinking it before I really give the puppy a chance?
Answer by noahsmom13 at 12:40 PM on Mar. 29, 2011
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Answer by dustbunny at 1:41 AM on Mar. 27, 2011
Dogs are a big responsibility. They are also wonderful to have as part of the family. Children that grow up with pets are smarter, caring,more nurturing, and more patient.
Answer by dancinintherain at 10:03 PM on Mar. 27, 2011
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