Wow...you all are passionate about dogs...one way or the other. : )
Well, I think we've come up with a solution that will make all you commenters happy-
We're getting a dog!
But NOT YET!
: ) See~ I'm such a people pleaser. Those of you who said, "Don't Do It!!!" won and those of you who begged on the princess' behalf won, too. Nobody can be mad at me. Ha Ha!
King Charming and I talked about it and we've decided we will get a dog next summer when Oldest Princess is one year older and Prince Charming is walking. He spends so much of his day laying on the floor playing, I think waiting is a good idea. Adding a baby to the family is enough change for this year. The baby of the canine variety will have to wait until next year.
King Charming did request that we choose a "manly" dog. He said, "I won't be outside walking some sissy dog!" The image of him outside walking a poodle, Yorkie, or Bichon Frise makes me laugh! : )
Thank you so much for all of your advice, wisdom, and passion! I really enjoyed reading all of your comments and someday I'll show them to Oldest Princess so she can see how so many of you went to bat for her. Grandpa, you will be her hero!