Last night's discussion went something like this:
Him: I was thinking once we get moved and settled we could get a dog. I think the boys would really like that.
I was reading and I didn't even bother to look up from my book...and I thought it was cute how he threw the boys in there. As if...
Me: No, that's not happening. No dogs. Uh-uh.
Him: What? This is a discussion, you can't just shut it down like that. Be serious.
Me: Im serious, no dogs, we're cat people. Incase you forgot, we have two, and not only that, they're 7 yrs old, I'm not exposing them to a stupid dog in their golden years.
Him: That's why we'd get a puppy, he'd grow used to them and he'd learn fast that they rule the house. I'm thinking like a lab, and I really think the boys would enjoy having a pet.
Me: They have pets, two cats, and might I remind you neither boy helps in their care.
Him: Sara, cats take care of themselves, nobody does anything for them. You know that.
Hmm, he must think the cats are so brilliant that they open the cabinet and empty their food pouches into their dishes...I do that, twice daily and I change the water too. I was the one changing the litter as well, but now that I'm pregnant it's become Richard's chore, and he gripes while doing so.
Me: I'm sorry, still no. Don't forget, we're having a baby too, a baby, two boys, two cats, that's enough for this family.
Of course that isn't the end of it. He continues with all the pros of having a dog. Omg. Right then Matty who I guess heard most of this talk chimes in with his opinion. He's five, of course he'd like a dog.
I begin a sort of lecture about pets being forever. If you adopt a pet, you have to be commited to it. It's a serious commitment. You can't get rid of it if it becomes inconvenient. Blah, blah, blah.
I gave in. With one stipulation.....we are not buying a dog. We must adopt it from a pound. Richard set he had his heart set on a lab.....and he went on about how labs are good with kids, easy to train, blah, blah, blah. I told him there had to be at least 15 animal shelters in like a 10-15 mile radius. Even more if we expand the search parameter. It's either a shelter dog or none at all. Surely there are labs at shelters, right??
So I guess a dog is in our future.
But we are cat people.