Despite my reluctance, we ended up getting a new dog three weeks ago.
I said I didn’t want a puppy, for obvious and smelly reasons, my daughter asked me to define puppy? I should have seen it coming and avoided the obvious signal I know, but we now have a 10-month-old adolescent dog called Grouse! Not technically a puppy but still young, crazy and cute as a button.
Children are the best negotiators (even 23-year olds).