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Old 04-14-2005, 07:54 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pets, Kids and Families (X-Post from GD forum)

Good article!

And I'd like to add, "If you don't have kids yet but plan to, choose your pets carefully!"

Three years ago, when my DH and I chose a kitten from a litter we were fostering, we decided that one was just too shy for a household with kids. When we decided to get a dog, I decided against getting an Italian greyhound -- which I would LOVE to have -- because they are just too delicate for children's pets. But soooo many people show up at my group's adoptions and ask us to take their pets because they're having a baby and their pet is bad with kids. I want to say, "Well, why did you GET it, then?!" (Of course, I know there are some unexpected pregnancies, but still ...)
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