Have you ever searched far and wide for anything? Well this is a never ending search for the right animal to become a pet for a six year old girl. If you think shopping for a wife is a job, try shopping for a child who wants the right dog! When we think the search is over we discover the dog is not a male which is what she wants.
Right now I'm taking a break to help my wife get ready to set up for a church sale. Getting the right table and racks for shoes is important as space will be limited since it takes place in one of the halls if it rains and it's expected to rain. Of course it it doesn't rain then the east parking lot will be used with more room for tables.
Other churches were invited to sale too with a part of their proceeds given to our church. We are in the process of building a new church in a different location and these proceeds go toward that project. A drawing of the church was shown to the congregation Sunday and many applauds were given. We need the room as our membership has really grown just since 1998 when my wife and I became members!
This week I take a break on the pet hunt but will no doubt resume next Monday or Tuesday. The hard part is getting her after school to see the dogs before the facilities close. By the time we leave one the other ones are closed. That means another day of looking and each day I look, I have to wait for school out so she can go take a look.
That made me start thinking...She's in school all day 5 days a week, who cares for the dog all day? The answer was me!! I have appointments and in home care three days a week and the dog will have to be house trained and car trained too! Wow, maybe I'm biting off more than I can chew? So for now everything is on hold even her mom says hold up on getting the dog. I'm the only one home all day.
My wife says I can't handle training a dog, taking him to a vet, making sure he gets the correct training and we are in a two story house. I think she knows I don't go down stairs to often during the day. :big_grin: Now, at this point I'm not sure if I can find the right dog (Mr. right) or if the search will continue. Her mom tend to think it will get in the way of her home work and chores after school at this time.
God knows I don't want to slow her schooling down, she is very active in her class work and already a grade ahead of her age group. The shortest and smallest girl in her class as she's with 7, 8, and nine year olds, and she's only six.
Some of you that may read this blog and have/had kids this young, did you get them a house pet at 6 years of age???? She had a hamster, fish and a bird but now she wants a pet she can hold, ride him in her little car, and play with after school. She tells me she gets so bored not having a sister or brother to play with.
When she finishes her school work, I'm her outlet for playing with her while her mom gets her own school work done as a teacher. So, as I said, I'm having to rethink the whole idea of her with a small pet dog at 6 years old.