I am a single mother and I have to travel a lot for work. It is an important face so that you don’t think I am a monster. When my son was younger he begged for a dog. I always said no, the reasons were endless. I will be the one cleaning up after him. I will be the one feeding him. Dogs smell. Dogs make the house dirty. Dogs need so much care. I travel too much. I am not a pet person. Blah, blah, blah.
We all need unconditional love.
I made a deal with him that if he did 40 hours of volunteering at the animal shelter I would get him a dog. He never finished the volunteer hours and I never got him a dog.
My son is about to turn 18 and I really regret not getting him a dog. He needed a dog. So what if I was the one to feed him, so what if they are messy, so what if I would have been the one doing most of the care.
If I had gotten my son a dog, he would have had a being that loved him unconditionally. We all need unconditional love.