Bunny girl loves dogs. She grew around our gorgeous black Labrador, Shadow, back at home.
Shadow loved Bunny girl so much that she’d quietly pretend she was eating the stones Bunny girl would feed him as a toddler and when she wasn’t looking quickly spit them out to avoid a choking catastrophe!
When we moved here Hubby and I decided we’d avoid having a pet but Bunny girl has been badgering us for one…a puppy to be specific.
We’ve tried explaining to her that owning a pet is a huge responsibility but she’s willing to shoulder it all, including cleaning up the dog’s poop! (And I believe her on that because she has been so good with handling Bunny Boo’s poop filled diapers without a grimace or gag.)
We’ve even told her that she can’t take any family vacations with us because she’d need to stay with the pup. She has said she’s ok with that. She confidently declared that she’d be fine and that she’d take those trips with us after the dog died.
Hmmm…poor little pup would not stand a chance in our home if his little Mistress kept watching to see when he’d breathe his last just so that she could take a fun trip with her family!!
How have you convinced your child that keeping a pet may not be such a good idea…atleast for the time being?