Well we have been contemplating getting the girls a puppy. They would love it so much! WO is in a word obsessed with dogs. Me I am not all that crazy about a puppy, I don’t want to potty train it, or have it chew everything in the house, or have to find a babysitter for it if we leave for a weekend. I would prefer a little older dog but then there is the last experience we had with a dog. One of WH friends at work need to get rid of a dog cause they were moving. So we go check her out. She was a 3 yr old Doberman mix. So we fall in love with her right away, and brought her home. She was such a sweetie, we all loved her. There is a big BUT here (no not mine) WO pestered the dog (Sammie) all the time. I mean all the time. Not in a mean way just always petting or laying on her. One day Sammie was sitting next to me on the couch and WO came over and started petting her. All of a suddenly Sammie got up and Jumped on top of WO and bit her on the face. I jumped up and hit Sammie so she would get off WO. Sammie ran away to her bed and I picked up WO and got her hair out of her face, blood coming from a bite on her face. I rushed her to the bathroom wiped the blood and saw she was going to need stitches. I called WH and he met me at the emergency room. They had to give her a shot to make her sleep so they could clean the bite and stitch it up. This is a picture of what it looked like the next morning.
Then we had to deal with what were we going to do with Sammie? No shelter would take her, and I didn’t know anyone without kids to take her. Everywhere we called said the same thing we have to put her down or keep her. I couldn’t have her stay and do this again. So we told the kids we gave her to the pound where someone else would take her home. I love Sammie and I have to say I am even tearing up right now thinking about her. That was one of the hardest things for me to do. It took me months to get over, I was crying about that decision for weeks. The kids didn’t know why I was so sad. Wo still talks about Sammie and prays she is in a good home. I honestly don’t know if I could go through that again. I don’t think I am ready yet for another dog and although puppies are tempting, I think it will still be a while before we get a dog again.