Oh the reluctance of becoming a pet owner.
First off, if you know me, I DO NOT LIKE SURPRISES. (Unless it is a windfall of cash or something, which is never bound to happen)
Second, I am a preparer.
Third, I am pooped most days.
Fourth, I really do a lot around here already. (Fixing toilets, wash machines, parenting etc)
Fifth, I take owning a DOG SERIOUSLY. My childhood was spent caring for other peoples discarded animals. Not a joke.
We had 16 cats at one time, because my neighbor had a cat ( sans tail because of severe frostbite) , they did not feed, spay etc. My Father and I took pity on her, and several kittens and cared for her for years. She was the best hunter, and best momma cat ever.....
I also had an old part Pomeranian adopted dog, that had 3 good legs. WE are unsure of why it only had 3 legs, he had either been beaten or hit by a car.
There was another cat that we had to care for a while, another stray that no one would care for.
So my childhood was a sort of isle of misfit animals if you will. I take pet ownership SERIOUSLY, I have seen what happens to animals when someone "thinks" a puppy or kitty sounds like fun for a minute.
I know it is serious.
Heck why do you think we waited 10 years to have babies...
DH has admitted that he went about bringing this puppy home as a surprise was not the wisest decision he ever made.
I am guessing he did it that way because for almost our entire marriage I have SAID no to one.
I have acquiesced. There are rules, and they WILL be followed.
The puppy is very affectionate, and loves to snuggle. He is not full of crazy puppy energy, although I am guessing that will come soon. He seems laid back for this breed, which can be a little excitable and high strung. He is learning new tricks and so are we.
In good news DH and the kids have the week off, I am working an actually week with overtime! Just in time for Christmas shopping I am sort of excited at the prospect of actually having money this Christmas!
Work is BUSY, and the days go by soooo amazingly FAST.