My kids want a dog. My daughter really wants a dog.
I never had a dog growing up, so I’m not so sure about getting one. There seems to be a lot of crap involved. And I already deal with a lot of crap.
We also travel a lot and I’m not sure how far it is to get a dog that is kenneled at least one weekend a month.
Two of our friends got dogs for Christmas. My kids have been playing with these dogs and whimpering when they leave them.
It’s not like I haven’t tried substitutes. My daughter has four robotic dogs (all different sizes being able to do different things which means that if you put all four together, it is almost like a real dog) and a Webkins dog she can play with on the computer. Why is this not enough?