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Talkback: Why I've changed my mind about pets and kids


  • We have recently just lost our dog of nearly 17 years together so he was in our family before children arrived. As he was already in his later years when my 1st son arrived he was chilled and relaxed and wasn't too bothered. He hung on for the birth of my second child then we lost him. It was hard trying to grieve and keep explaining to my eldest why he had gone :(

    Don't think I would add another young dog to my family until my children are older. They are hard work as pups and just as needy as children. We have other animals to care for which my eldest helps to care for...sometimes...when he remembers!

    All pets are a big responsibility but are fun for the family x
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