Chris and I weren't planning on getting a dog for a while, but he just kind of fell into our lap. Last year, my sister bought a chion from the puppy store. He was sweet and cuddly... until he got a little bigger, a little louder, and a little more rambunctious. He was also never housetrained, and got into fights with my mom's dog (who was living with her at the time) almost every day. So when my sister got pregnant, she really couldn't handle him anymore, and she asked us to take him 'for a little while.'
Well since then, Jack is a new dog. It took us less than two weeks, and only 3 accidents to potty train him.. That was a huge deal because he had ruined my sisters carpet, and ours is brand new! But also because he got away with it for a whole year, and we did it in 2 weeks! We spoil him with attention and love. Before, he wouldn't stay in your lap for more than a second. Now, he crawls in our laps all the time, wants us to pet him for hours on end, and even sleeps there. The first time he slept in my lap I was so happy I didn't move until he woke up, even though I was planning to get up right before he fell asleep.
My sister and I haven't talked about what we are going to do with little Jack, but I know one thing: if he could talk, he would call chris and I, "mommy and daddy!"