My daughter is going to re-home dog from Macedomia! She has 2 children aged 2 and 4 and 2 cats.
I am terrified about this and writing this at 3.40 am as can't sleep. Looking for advice/reassurance.
I told her UK agencies have good reason for not allowing people with young children to adopt dogs. She said it was cage trained and they'd reinstate the stairgates but I have this vision of one of my grandchildren getting up in the night and "going to see doggy" and putting hands through the cage ... and getting maimed for life!
I also don't agree with cages - you wouldn't put your child in one would you? A dog should be one of the family.
I have gently suggested this may be the wrong time but am afraid to press too hard in case I alienate her - they are her children and the decision is for her and hubby to make, after all, but I am so, so worried.
My daughter has a big, soft heart and I can sort of understand her wanting to rescue a dog rather than get a puppy, ... but I just think the children are too young and young children and dogs can be unpredictable. Now 4am and tearful so going to take something for the headache and try to sleep and wait to hear your thoughts tomorrow!
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