Yvette, I swear... I had already considered it... and then Mick got sick. It wouldn't be fair to a new puppy - I DO remember how much work they are, and I wouldn't want to screw it up again... ya know?
The child might WANT a puppy, but the work would be mine alone!
And in fact, as soon as I get out in the wet/cold to take some pics, I have 3 separate litters now.
You'd think I'm a breeder NOW
1. Lab x litter - 5 puppies
2. Shepherd type mama - ultramix litter of 8
3. Corgi X litter of 4 that will absolutely KILL you with cuteness.
(be prepared - I'm warning you ahead of time!)
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.