Getting a Dog
My husband and step daughter have been wishing for a dog for the past 2 years.
Since my husband is a very smart man and is bluntly stating that he will claim no responsibility for the pet, he is leaving matters totally up to me.
I have been going back and forth with the idea for a very long time now; I have always had a soft spot in my heart for dogs. But after becoming a mama, I decided to shed the number of "things" I was responsible for. I have a one year-old baby who is a handful on his own.
However, every time I see someone walking his dog, I get all mushy and give in to the idea.
We have a spacious outdoor area where I can set up the dog house as I do not want it inside the house.
I did my research and decided on a Labrador Retriever, an amazing family dog. I also read people's comments about raising dogs, and this is what is scaring me. I'm worried that I'm underestimating the magnitutde of the responsibility.
Any dog owners who can shed some light on what it really takes to raise a dog? Is it possible to have a dog but never let him into the house?