We lost our Maltese, Lucky, about a year and a half ago. He was the best little dog on the planet and his sudden passing crippled me with grief for a long time. My youngest son still asks about him every single day. The other day he asked me if he threw a bone high enough in the sky if Lucky would get it in heaven (I know, right?).
I've never really considered getting another dog because I just felt it wouldn't measure up to Lucky. But I would turn myself inside out making my sons happy. And I have to admit I really do miss having a pet. The goldfish and the frogs just aren't cutting it. Then I remember how having a puppy is almost like having a baby and housebreaking is such a nightmare. Then I remember the year I didn't get a Cabbage Patch Kid and how I'm still pretty sure I have issues because of it. So I'm torn. Please help me decide, do I suck it up and get the dog or go back to trying to train our tiny frogs? And tell me what kind of pet you have!
(We would go with something like this little guy)