I never had a dog growing up. Or a cat. Or a hamster, or a parakeet, or measly little turtle. (I'm not bitter at all, can you tell?) So I promised myself long ago that when I had kids of my own, I would get them a pet. Whatever kind of creature their little hearts desired.
Not surprisingly, those "kids of my own" wanted a puppy. Which we recently acquired, much to my children's delight. And dang if I don't just love the heck out of her, but you know something? Puppies are a lot of work! (Oh, so THAT'S why I never got to have any pets as a kid.)
Anyway, I still think pets are worth the trouble, and this video is proof!
If you have a toddler, you know how hard it is to stop a tantrum in its tracks. Let's face it: The task seems more suited to an exorcist than a parent at times.
Or ... a dog! As evidenced in this video. Seriously. If you're having doubts about whether or not to get your kids a pet, this just might convince you ...
Has your pet ever come to your parenting rescue?
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