Last weekend we made a girls trip to IKEA. While there my Mom, Cindy made a sneaky little purchase for Sophia: a plush puppy. Neither my husband nor I are really pet people. Mark had a traumatic experience with a family dog when he was little that involved biting, bleeding and scars. I grew up with two dogs, but honestly have never really been able to understand the desire to own one. (I could very easily get on a soap box here about why pets are not a good idea, but that could possibly become the most controversial blog post in the history of Bumblebee and Sophie and offend some of my friends and family in the process.)
As you can imagine we have had a pet-free home for the past seven years and plan to maintain that pet-free status for years to come. However, thanks to my Mom's weekend purchase I think that may be more of a challenge than we'd like. You see, Sophia and her new puppy are INSEPARABLE. It's quite cute actually, but not cute enough to convince either my husband or I that a dog is a good idea.