I want a puppy

Hubs and I met this little gal at the animal shelter on Saturday and I wanted to take her home with me so so badly. She was the cutest, most cuddly, sweetest pup ever. She just climbed up on my lap and stayed there! Sadly, she had some health issues that made me and hubs a little nervous about adopting her. But here’s the thing; we are still going back and forth about whether or not getting a dog right now is a good idea. Part of us wants to get a puppy now, before noodle comes, but then another part of us think that we shouldn’t. That we have NO idea just how crazy exhausted we will be once baby comes and we don’t want to be wishing in a few months that we didn’t get this dog. So I’m asking for anyone and everyone’s advice. Getting a dog before baby, good idea? Bad idea? I need your advice!

One things for sure though, I still love going to the animal shelter and getting some puppy cuddles in, but it makes it hard when I fall in love with one every time we go!

Happy Monday!

4 thoughts on “I want a puppy

  1. Alisa says:

    Hi Christina,

    I’ll offer you my two cents. My son is now almost two weeks old and yesterday it would’ve been very hard if we had a dog. Anderson barely slept the night before, hubs had to go to work, and Anderson wouldn’t let me put him down because he was so cranky. I can’t imagine having to take a dog out on top of it all. Most days it would be fine, but yesterday I was very glad that we have a cat!

    Hope that helps!

    -Alisa

  2. phelpsfrog says:

    I think that it’s probably a bad idea for you to get a puppy now– especially if you have having doubts about it.
    If you really want a dog, I would suggest getting an older dog that won’t require as much time and energy to take care of. You’re going to be exhausted throughout the pregnancy, and then when the baby comes you need to think about the safety of the little one: a puppy bites, chews, nips, and plays very roughly. Can you be certain that you’re going to be able to take care of the puppy while at the same time caring for the baby? Older dogs might also be a danger: they don’t know their own strength or size.

    My suggestion would be to wait, and start looking into a dog when baby is older (about 4 or 5 I think is a good age), and even then I would still recommend getting an older dog to be companion to your child.

  3. phelpsfrog says:

    Apologies in advanced if this is a double-post!

    I think that it’s probably a bad idea for you to get a puppy now– especially if you have been having doubts about it.
    If you really want a dog, I would suggest getting an older dog that won’t require as much time and energy to take care of. You’re going to be exhausted throughout the pregnancy, and then when the baby comes you need to think about the safety of the little one: a puppy bites, chews, nips, and plays very roughly. Can you be certain that you’re going to be able to take care of the puppy while at the same time caring for the baby? Older dogs might also be a danger: they don’t know their own strength or size.

    My suggestion would be to wait, and start looking into a dog when baby is older (about 4 or 5 I think is a good age), and even then I would still recommend getting an older dog to be companion to your child.

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