Bubbles has been asking to get a dog for about a year now. Being a dog person myself – my parents got a puppy a few weeks before I came home with them and from then until I graduated college, we almost always had a dog. So selling me on the merits of a ball of fur is not all that hard.
We probably will get one this spring or summer. I think Bubbles is at a good age to be able to treat a puppy gently and it will be good for her to learn the responsibility of feeding, walking, cleaning up after. But I am not interested in potty training a dog in the cold of winter, ya know?