Last October as I was shopping, I asked Alex what he wanted for Christmas. I showed him several toys but he didn't want any of them. He kept saying "No, puppy!" That's right, all he wanted for Christmas was a puppy. How could I deny him? So I talked Nick into it & right before Thanksgiving we got him a puppy! A black & white cocker spaniel that Addy named Pepper.
She's sweet yet annoying since she's still a puppy. But both the kids love her (and I do too) so she's well worth the trouble!