|Barked: Fri Feb 1, '13 6:20pm PST |
|Lisa, I think you should simply put a lot of thought into this.....I am sure you already are of course. But you know your life style and what you can and cannot do at the present moment better then anyone here does. Weigh out the pro's and cons. And do what would be best for both you and the potential pup. You said you have a full time job, perhaps then you wouldn't have time for said puppy......also while you are working will there be someone available to let the puppy out for a pee during the day, as a full day at work is a long time to try and hold a pee. If you feel that you just wont have the time to raise a puppy right now, then you also need to think of the puppies needs and what will be fair. That being said, puppy's are puppy's and incredibly hard to say no to.....and it could be a sign, maybe you are meant to have a pup. I had Mika and adopted her when she was already an adult dog. I have raised puppies before and am fully aware of the time and work and love they need. So I thought in my life right now I couldn't do the puppy thing, so we got Mika. And it worked out perfect. She is such a great dog and fit in perfect with our family. I do some volunteer work at a shelter nearby and........one day about 2 months ago a few little husky puppies came in. They had been stuck in a small cage all together for their whole life and were treated very badly. There was one little pup that caught my eye, she was the smallest out of all of them and just looked so scared and had a huge need to be loved and I couldn't resist. I have a 2 year old daughter and a 9 year old daughter also, and 2 cats and Mika.....but I simply could not resist. I adopted her. And although we have had some rough patches and it does get stressful because it is as if my 2 yr old daughter now has a twin also going through the terrible two's phase it seems. But I do not regret adopting her, not one little bit! She is a sweet pup, and it makes you feel proud seeing all of the progress you make with them and how smart they are and just the love and cuddles you get.
So I know this probably hasn't helped you one little bit, but it is my two cents and just know that whatever decision you make, we will try and help you with things. I am sure you will make the right decision for you and the potential pup.
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