It seems lately that my kids have been doing a lot of beggin' for one of these furry little guys....Chris likes cats. I hate them. And no, hate is not a strong word in this case. It's not gonna happen....EVA! I think I might be agreeable to one of these cute dogs pictured below....I've always loved Chocolate Labs. Chris is not such a fan of dogs. He doesn't like the barking, etc. It would have to be inside quite a bit of the time....since we live in Utah. Maybe if we lived in California, it wouldn't be such an issue. But, I digress..
So, Mom could handle a dog. Dad could handle a cat. Neither is willing to compromise. So we don't. We just remain a petless family who oohs and ahhs and cuddles other people's animals. That's been working out for us. Remember that it took the kids about 3 weeks to notice when their fish died? Yeah....
Fast-forward to last week. Chris begins asking the kids if they would like a skunk for a pet. WHAT? Yes, he informs us, they remove the glands that produce the stinky spray, and you can have one in your very own home! Since we can't agree on cat v. dog....we'll just get a little Pepe Le Peu of our very own!
Ummmm.....Daddy, have you done your research? Are they even LEGAL in Utah...or any other state besides West Virginia???? Surely no one in their right mind would sign up for this....right?
Thank you Wikipedia. I hopped on and quickly discovered that not only are they ILLEGAL in our state, but they are also one of the hardest domesticated animals to train and care for....let alone finding a vet who knows what to do if something were to go wrong.
I'll take a dog over a skunk any day, thank you very much. But maybe we'll have to wait until we live in a more hospitable climate so it can be an "outside" dog.