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Getting a dog when preg

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anotherbitofcake Fri 05-Jul-13 15:11:32

I really want to get a dog. I'm 14 1/2 weeks pregnant. Am I nuts? Have decided getting a puppy is not the best idea, but thought a dog may be better. Any advice? Tips? Breed wise my fav is lab, but thought maybe a greyhound might be better? I also love sausage dogs! Got an average size garden. Work at home 2-3 days a week and will be on mat leave 1 year, maybe never going back. Not owned a dog before but have owned cats horses and cared for dogs. Wanted to get a rescue one, or one that needed rehoming. Will need one that is used to children and is trained. Is this all doable or should I steer clear and wait? If so when is a good time to get a dog when you have small people?
PS Would also like to get a cat, but have been a bit scared off by that toxo thingy you can pick up from their poo. Or is this old wives tale?

PeanutPatty Wed 10-Jul-13 22:33:13

It's not less love its less time. Nobody can really ever prepare you for life with a newborn/young baby. They literally consume you and your days simply disappear.

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