Thursday, December 6, 2007
man's best friend
Some kids just seem to NEED a dog. I didn't realize until our poor old Casey was gone, that apparently Seth is one of them. Kaitlyn likes dogs, and wants one, but Seth regularly gets into a funk because of missing Casey, and wishing he had a dog. He REALLY WANTS one. He is a very affection child with a lot of love to give, and I really believe he would take care of a dog, it would help teach him responsibility and I know it would become his new 'best friend'. But I sooooo don't feel like dealing with all of the responsibility and MESS that comes along with owning canine. We had a shepherd/rottweiler mix for 12 years and I admit, though I did love her, it was really nice not having to deal with the dog hair, the poop, the chewing, and the barking after she was gone. But every time Sethy climbs into bed and comments how he wishes he could have a dog that slept in his room, or goes outside and kicks around a ball by himself, my hearstrings are definitely tugged and I contemplate whether I should just suck it up and add a furry member to our family. So many of my friends are NOT animal lovers, and would not appreciate the addition to our household, and some of their children have allergies, which I know, from my own allergies, can really be a hassle...but what do I let take precedence here? The people that we regularly welcome into our home (as part of our calling as a family) or my son's longing for 'man's best friend'?