Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Thinking about a dog....

The past couple of days Jeff and I have been thinking about introducing a dog into our home. We keep wondering if now is the right time...and then if there is ever a time that is just right. We agree that it would be a good thing for Darsie, most likley, to have a buddy and to have someone to move around with, pet, love, and share attention with. And, it would be nice to get a dog trained and used to us before we move into our new house.

Anybody have any experience with good dog breeds? Right now we are leaning towards a lab or a lab mix (we found a beautiful puppy at a local shelter that we are hopefully going to go visit this weekend), but are open to suggestions!

Does anybody have any experience with a child with cp and a dog? Do you think it is a good idea or a totally terrible one?

Thanks so much for any input and ideas (especially you ladies at Hot Mamas that have already given me such great advice!).

1 comment:

Billie said...

Honestly, it's hard to say if it's a good idea or a bad one. We have a Beagle who we've had for about 6 years. I am glad that we have him and I think he is AWESOME with Eden. She totally LOVES him and is very motivated to get to him and look at him when he is around. We sometimes call him our therapy dog. On the other hand, I can't imagine having to train a puppy right now. I am much to busy with life as we know it. And sometimes it is just a pain in thebutt to have to take care of the dog when your kids need you. Think about it. I am sure you'll make the decision that is best for your family!