Thursday, December 10, 2009

Paige's note


So should we? I REALLY don't want to, but it's been
about six months since our sweet lil' Pepper died.
Maaaybe it's time to get a new dog. For the kids.

45 comments:

Sarah J Clark said...

Slacker. Just get one already.

But if you plan to wrap it up and put it under the tree, don't tell PETA.

Weston Elliott said...

How could you even think of saying no to that???

Paul Michael Murphy said...

If they're only five bucks, why not buy three or four?

Nisa said...

Aww... That's so sweet! You should just because she asked so nicely!

My three year old keeps telling me he asked Santa for a dog and cat. "Real ones, mom!" Yeah, I tried the fake ones last year... Still not going to happen for us though. We move too much.

shortensweet said...

My Veenie babies better get a puppy for Christmas...that's all I'm sayin...or else....I won't..buy you any christmas presents :) ha ha

Sharon Mayhew said...

Ray--Puppies are a LOT of work. Ours is three now and finally acting like a dog, not a toddler all hyped up on coffee and chocolate. Think carefully before you make the committment...It could be twenty years of picking up p--p without any help from the kiddos...Mine promised to help, but then is snowed, or rained, or the sun shined...Good luck with the decisions!

Cate Gardner said...

Why aren't you at the pet shop already?

Vivi said...

OMG, that is the sweetest note! You have to get her a dog!!

And, I'll tell you, a friend of mine did a study for the University of Idaho about kids with pets, and they determined that kids with pets are overall more responsible and do better in school than kids who don't have pets. So, there. Go! :>)

Mary Paddock said...

Super, super sweet note. I'd have a heck of a time not rushing right out and getting one for her. May I make a suggestion or two?

1) Maybe think about getting the puppy a few days after Christmas after the holiday craziness has died down. Less stressy for you and the puppy. A gift certificate in the stocking might not be quite as exciting, but it will make for a smoother transition.

2) Have you guys done puppies before? Are you aware that in the beginning they have to go outside every every two to four hours round the clock until around four months or so? (If you do, then just ignore me. Lots of people are shocked to learn this). It's best to establish who is going to be doing the getting up ahead of time. :)

All that said, as someone with five dogs, I'm in a position to report on the many joys of mixing the right dog(s) and the right kids. You will have to take pictures! :)

Ray Veen said...

Sarah -- Would it still be okay if I poked holes in the paper?

Wenston -- Sadly, my kids have been told that we've decided not to have pets for the next year or so. I could still get away with a 'no' if that's what we decide.

Paul -- Hard to argue with logic like that, innit it?

Nisa -- Have you tried pulling the one where you say the stuffed ones ARE real. Because they're most certainly not imaginary.

Jamie -- You could get them a puppy for Christmas and keep it at your house.

Sharon -- No illusions here. We had a gentle family dog for years but she passed away last Spring. If we get anything, it'll probably be a 'free-to-a-good-home' family dog that's already past the toddler stage.

Cate -- Totally stalling.

Vivi -- More responsible? Really? That's actually pretty persuasive.

Mary -- Good information, thank-you. I'll definitely keep all that in mind.

Keri Mikulski said...

How can you say no??? Tooooo cute. :) :)

Kelly said...

Totally!
That note is too cute so you need to get a puppy that is too cute.
Seriously, my dog died a year ago, I was so so sad. Five months later we did get a puppy (for the kids ;), and it was the best decision. She is a lot of work, but she's a ray of sunshine in our lives.
So get that puppy then post some pics of that puppy!

Tina Lee said...

I like the hearts around particular words. I keep looking for special meaning.Kinda like the bolded words in comics. So I said I'd never get a puppy again. Instead we have a salamander and we had a hamster for a while. Sometimes I wonder if we would be better off with puppy. Although tonight it is below zero and I don't have to go outside...

VeeFlower said...

I saw a product on tv that looks like a little patch of grass, I guess you can train your pup to do his business there and then you clean it off. Not sure if they work or not, but puppies make a lot of messes. A LOT. I think you would be smarter to get a dog that is already trained. Good luck with all that! I miss sweet Pepper, too.

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Anita said...

My kids asked for a box full of kittens. You're getting off easy.

Pleeeease post photos of the pup!

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DebraLSchubert said...

From someone who's got six cats and a bunny, I say "go for it!" There's nothing better than a pet (or seven.)

How the heck have you been, btw? Not sure if you heard I got an agent:
http://debralschubert.blogspot.com/2009/11/did-i-mention-ive-got.html

Still smiling. ;-)))

Angela said...

Dogs are full of cuteness and love! How can you not get one?

LOL, my 13 yr old send me a email note like this--10 reasons why I should get him a survival knife for Christmas. #3 on the list? "I won't kill anybody with it, I promise."

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Sharon Mayhew said...

Ray--I'm guessing by the lack of new posts, you got a puppy for Christmas. Am I right?

Have a great 2010!

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Frank Baron said...

Well....?

Don't leave us hanging here, Ray.

Hope 2010 is the best one until the next one.

Sasha said...

That note is intensely cute. Wouldn't it make you happy to see your children's reaction to a new puppy? It sounds like their smiles would compensate for the discomfort of a new dog, especially since you have had one before :) I hope that you had a good Christmas in any case!

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