Amanda - posted on 11/12/2010 ( 198 moms have responded )
I have 4 children and my fiance and I have 2 dogs and a kitten. My oldest son was attacked by a dog when he was 20 mnths old at his bio dads house and had to have numerous stitches. Yes the dog was killed, but my son was frightened for quite some time. My fiance has an 8 yr old Pitbull/Boxer mix and when we met the kids fell in love with him! He's extremley well mannered and loves the kids!! About a yr ago we went as a family and picked out a Mastiff/Blueheeler mix puppy and she has now become a permanant member of our family. The kids love her and she's amazing with them even though she doesn't realize she's actually a giant moose and not a small squirrel haha. Than a few months ago my daughters and I were at a pet store and they beggeed and pleaded for a little black kitty, the only one left. We ended up getting her and bringing her home and she is now the familys favorite little troublemaker! What is your take on animals and children? I think familys need to research thouroughly when choosing a dog, like checking his tempermant and patience, and health risks. We know that animals are expensive so finding lower maintainance animal is kind of a must! Also none of my children have had trouble with allergies since they've been around animals, our pediatrician agrees that animals teach responsibilty as well as build up immune system! The only downfall is the hair, I hate it lol!! Whats your take on pets and babies??!!