This addition to our family comes just 12 weeks before another addition is due. And I don't have time to potty train a dog right before giving birth to a human.
My husband has a big heart. He rescued this dog from a friend that had a pregnant dog show up and give birth on his property. My husband will play like a man and pretend that he doesn't like dogs and stray kittens, but we now have an 8-week old puppy in our house. And there is a whole litter of very friendly kittens outside of our back door.
In my defense, I am a softy as well. My parents never let me have a pet growing up, saying the farm full of pigs was plenty. So I decided when I had kids that they could have whatever animals they wanted. So now we have Biscuit, the dog who pees on everything. But don't my kids look happy?