Ask Away Blog: Making the Right Decision on a Pet

Making the Right Decision on a Pet

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hi Ellen!  Love your blog!! Great work.  Now it’s my turn to ask a question.  For Christmas, my daughter is begging for a puppy.  She would love a miniature poodle. She’s 9 years old and I don’t feel she’s ready. We have a hectic schedule and work is consuming most of my time even when I’m home.  My husband works even more than I do, so I am concerned how this dog would even be cared for with our sparse availability.  My husband is set on the idea of getting her this puppy, but I strongly disagree.  How can I bring it up to him, without making him take it personally.  Thank you so very much, Ellen!

Jada

Dear Jada,
Thanks for reading my blog.   Your situation is a common one.  I hear people talk about this kind of stuff all the time.  I think you should sit your husband down and just tell him that now is not a good time for a puppy. It wouldn’t be fair to the dog or your daughter, if you can’t care for it and eventually have to give it up.  You could suggest that you get her a puppy as a gift in a few more years, when she’s older and can care for it more.  Plus, in a few years she will be at a great age to teach her responsibility of a pet, especially if you guys both work.  Just explain to him that the timing isn’t right but he has such a great idea and you can’t wait to do it in a few more years. I’m sure he won’t take it too personally, and he will probably agree with you right away!  Hope this helps you!
Thanks,
Ellen

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