It’s kind of funny how watching these dog and cat videos has made my kids want to get a dog. Looking at different breeds and evaluating them from an academic standpoint is helping them to think critically about getting a pet. They see that not all pets are for all people, and that even different breeds have different needs. I’d love to get a dog someday, when my baby is older, but for now an infant is more than enough for me.
On a side note, Son 1 and I looked up Newfoundland dogs. There aren’t any available in our area. The closest one is over 2 hours away, and the cost is astronomical. At least $1,000–that’s nuts! I seriously cannot understand why people pay such huge sums of money for a purebred when they could go down to their local animal shelter and get a wonderful companion dog there for a fraction of the cost. Sigh.