We have one dog now that I adopted 2 years ago. DH worked out of state and I was alone with the kids in the middle of nowhere. I wanted the protection, so I talked it over with DH and he agreed it was a good idea. Our dog is a lab mix, so she's pretty big. I did all the training and caring for her because DH was gone.
We are an active family and take 3 or 4 vacations a year. Our dog is either boarded, goes with us or stays with friends or family. We can not add another big dog! It's like deciding to have another child. And he made this decision alone!
I'm planning on going back to work since our youngest starts school this year. Who is going to care for this puppy while everyone is gone all day? Boxers need a lot of exercise. Who is going to do all of this? Ugh, why cant he think of this??