I want a dog.
It isn't that I am not a 'dog person'. I like dogs. But I never really thought I would actually 'desire' a dog. But I do. I want a dog. Really! There are many reasons I want a dog (the snuggle factor, man's best friend, the unconditional love, substitute baby factor, etc etc), but one central reason is that I have seen how J-man reacts with a dog.
We had a Pet Day at J-man's program the last week. There were assist dogs there, as well as other people's family pets. J-man has always shown some interest in dogs from a distance, but up close and personal? Well, he got a little scared. So we went to Pet Day thinking that exposing him to some dogs in a controlled setting might help.
Now he brings his stuffed dog everywhere. And I mean everywhere... to therapy, to Target, etc. He makes it give him 'kisses'. He sleeps with it. And when he was with Puppy Lucy he was soooo engaged. My gut just says that he would do great with the right dog.
But I am the only one. Big Daddy says no. Mumu thinks it is a bad idea.
Dogs are "too much work", apparently.
I am bumming because I just think it would be great and I wish I could get the others on board. But hey... I also don't want to be the only one excited about it. And it appears that if I went out and got a dog, I would be the only one happy about it.
Except J-man. I think he would be thrilled!