For years Paul and I have gone back and forth over becoming pet owners. One year, I want a cute cuddly puppy. I come to my senses and realize, given my need for order and structure pet ownership may not be a good fit. Then, the transition occurs and Paul decides a pet might be a great addition to the family.
We have never agreed simultaneously. Until now...
Gathering the mail one day recently, I received my copy of Wonder Time. It's a great magazine with articles about home and family. One article in particular caught my eye-"Why your children need a dog."
I read the article. I was obviously the target audience. It contained five simple facts that made complete sense. The arguments were logical. They lacked emotional charge. As I read I realized that my children could benefit from the responsibility that pet ownership demands. I became compelled to bring up the topic with Paul.
I was looking for a sign that this was a bad idea. I knew that Paul would shoot the idea down because he wants a golden retriever or a lab. Well, not only is our house not conducive to such a large dog, Hunter and I will suffocate from asthma issues while Paul and Maddy will tear up and sneeze due to allergies. To my surprise, Paul thought that it was a great idea. He thought the kids were ready to have the responsibility and pleasure a puppy would bring.
So we embarked on the journey to pet ownership. After much research, we decided on a Bichon Frise. Easter morning the kids received the news that on or after May 18th, Koda will join our family.
Any thoughts on pet insurance?
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7 months ago