The ultimate in pester-power is the plea for a puppy. If you’re thinking of giving in to your kids, take this test.
It is hard being the mean person who says “no” to having an adorable, squishy faced, tongue-licking, puppy. Hopefully, after doing this quiz, you will know whether you are being mean or practical.
If you don’t have a dog when you are in the baby-making and delivering stages, then you will soon find yourself being pestered by your kids (and possibly husband too) to get a dog.
And the thought of another hungry mouth to feed makes your eye twitch. So you say “no”. And reason with “Because I said so”.
But this doesn’t stop your kids (and husband). They continue: “I will walk them every day,” says your husband, who considers exercise reaching for the remote control. “I will pick up all the poo in the garden every morning,” says your pre-schooler who still needs someone to hold their hand while they take a dump on the toilet. “I will feed them every day,” says your 7-year-old who cried for days after stabbing herself with a fork while eating dinner.
Before your determination waves and you get a dog, do our quick test to find out whether you really really want a dog, or just getting sucked in by cute puppy pics on Facebook.
Should we get a dog?
Answer 'true' or 'false' to the following questions. Make sure to remember your answers.
1. My family and I plan to live in Australia for the next 15 to 20 years.
2. My family and I don't even notice when Spring starts, that is how immune we are to hay fever and any other type of allergy.
3. I really hate how my carpets smell of carpets, if only they could smell like puppy wee.
4. Our family has too many clothes/shoes/toys/luxuries and we have cash to burn on vet bills, food, tick treatment, training.
5. Our family has a big garden and we'd love to see it chewed to bits. We're also missing some big holes in the lawn.
6. I (because promises aside, it will be you) have so much free time, I really would like to dedicate it to a walk a day, training the dog and giving them endless cuddles so they know they are loved.