Our kids frequently ask for a new pet even though we have two dogs, two fish, a hermit crab and an outdoor cat.
“NEW baby dog or NEW baby kitten” are at the top of our 8-year-old’s Christmas list. Our 10-year-old told me that the only way she’ll believe that Santa is real is if there is a kitten waiting for her on Christmas morning (not a family kitten, mind you, a “just mine” kitten). Otherwise, Santa is dead to her.
We’ve told the kids that we won’t allow another pet until or unless something happens to one of our dogs. Even if they ask Santa for a new pet, we have veto power.
It was funny and sad to find “When will my dog die four goodness sayk” typed into the Google search box last night.