Drew has been begging me for a dog since we bought our house at the end of February 2009. He's always grown up having a dog, and well, I haven't. I have never had a dog for a pet. It's not that I don't like dogs. For the most part, I don't have a problem with them. Well, except for Max, one of Drew's parents dogs. He decided that he would french kiss me one morning while I was sleeping. We haven't been friends since. But, the other Drew's dogs. I love his dogs! They are so well behaved and he has trained them so well. I know that a lot of that has to do with the owner, and he's obviously worked very hard with them.
When I was doing the IUI cycle in November/December, I made the decision that if I got pregnant, I would get Drew a dog for Christmas. I would have 9 months to train the dog before we had the baby and that seemed pretty good to me. But, I didn't wind up pregnant, so no dog. I haven't closed off the idea all together, but we just aren't getting a dog right now.
I always keep telling Drew that we don't need a dog. We have two cats and they are plenty enough animals for us. Drew doesn't agree. But then, when Leo does his "trick", I know that I'm totally right. We don't need a dog to play fetch with...
See? What the heck do we need a dog for?