Well, my boys are 14 & 15 and wanted a dog when they were little too. But I was too busy and not ready. Now my youngest ( my daughter) is 11 and I finally felt ready, so this is a decision years in the making.
I am a full time stay at home mom, too, so Lincoln should have plenty of attention.
We just came from first vet visit-he got one shot & we start oral flea-deworm 1x/month med tonight.
My daughter is at a playdate while he naps, and just facetimed me to bring him over (her cousins) PLEASE ...lol
That's great! I didn't mean to sound like a debbie downer or anything, but being around this forum and the rescue groups, there really are alot of christmas puppies that were impulse decisions and not well thought out and agreed up by the the whole family (and most especially the person who will be the main caretaker) ,but I am happy to hear everyone is on board! Especially you
11 year old girls are busy, and they only get busier...lol I think if I had to rely on one of my teenagers to take care of Gucci for a week straight, I'd come home to a matted, dirty mess, lol and My kids are pretty great and responsible, but a taking care of a dog is much like taking care of a child..we call her Gucci our 'perm-a-toddler', and that's alot of time taken away from facebooking and texting and those other teen-things, lol
There are biological reasons why kids don't make as good of caretakers, they do not have as high of oxytocin production levels as we grown ups too, that 'love' amino acid that causes mothers to bond to their children and puppies, adults, on average, release more oxytocin than children do (there are the exceptions) so it isn't all the internet's fault that our kids aren't wired the same way as we are, I guess
So I apologize if i came across offensive, sadly, there will always be a few havanese that won't be so lucky come this Summer
He really is just darling!