16 hours ago
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Should we get a dog?
This weekend, my college friend Jori, her husband and their adorable twin three-year-old boys came to visit. They brought their dog, too, and Max basically followed her around all weekend. He was fascinated by her. I don't know what kind she was, just of the large and slurpy variety.
Over the years, several people have remarked that a dog would be "good" for Max. As far as I know, a dog is good for any kid, basically, or any family. We've been considering it.
As some of you may have heard, I am a goldfish killer wanted in 14 states. OK, I am not wanted, but I was responsible for sending our two to that big fishbowl in the sky. Obviously, it would be harder to do a dog in. But we're not sure we're up for taking on the responsibility.
I know, I know. I can't decide whether or not to have a third kid. I can't decide whether or not to get a dog. I am obviously hopelessly indecisive about little life decisions like this.
My favorite breeds of dogs are the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, above.
The Shih Tzu
The Bichon Frisé
The Chubby-Cheeked Tot. Oh, wait, today we're considering a dog, not a third kid.
So, wise people, what say you? Should we get a dog? Any thoughts on what kind? Or why they'd be good for Max?