Well, we had a puppy spend the night last night.
And when I called the animal shelter this morning, no lost dogs had been reported. They said we could bring the dog to them and they'd try to get her adopted.
But the twins' birthday is TOMORROW and their dearest wish for their birthday is to have the puppy stay just one more day.
How could I say no to this?
But we're really not set up for a dog - no fenced area in the back yard, no good place for the dog in the house, no idea how to train a puppy, no desire to deal with the messes and whining (off and on all night) and walks and destroyed property involved (this little girl wants to use those sharp baby teeth non-stop, it seems!). What would we do with a dog when we go out of town or go skiing for the day? What would I do with a dog whining and wanting my attention all day when the kids are at school and I need to get all my Power of Moms work done and run errands? And the kids are actually seeing that puppies are a LOT of work and they have very sharp little teeth when they're being playful. Having this dog for a couple days may be the perfect way to help the kids stop begging for us to get a dog . . .
So we've got the dog until the twins' birthday is over. Then she needs to go somewhere else. Do you know anyone who might want this very cute, sweet puppy!