There seems to be a trend happening around me these days. Puppies. I now have 2 friends that have taken on the challenge of becoming puppy owners. These wonderful people have full time jobs, teenage children, and a hectic schedule around their kids sports.
They must be out of their minds.
They also want to know when I will be getting a puppy.
I was the last of our friends to have kids. Had we been able to have kids when we wanted, I too would have teenagers right now, and would probably be jumping on the puppy wagon. As my life is now, I have just cleared the potty training, babygates, and "I can't leave you alone for more than 5 seconds" stages. My dear friends have not had these moments in their life for quite a few years, and apparently have missed them. As I said, they must be out of their minds.
I am a mom to a 4 and 7 year old. I work outside the house. I am a full time pancreas.
Walk a day in my shoes (if the puppy hasn't already chewed on them), and tell me to get a dog.
I love dogs, I really do. We had Sydney for almost 13 years, and I still get a tear in my eye for him. Someday I will be ready for another dog. Just not yet.
For now, our cat will have to do. Gracie may not fetch a ball, lick our faces, or be man's best friend, but she sure is the life of the party.