How old are you? Are you still in school? Do you work? Who is going to take care of the dog during the hours that you are at school or work?
He's used to having the freedom to come and go in and outside as he pleases. Do you have a fenced yard to accommodate him? Or somewhere to put a doggy door? Would your father allow a doggy door to be put in? Who will pay for a doggy door and a fence? Not your father, right?
Who's going to pay for vet bills? You will, right? Not your father?
If you can find a way to answer these questions without involving your father as a primary provider then maybe you can use that to help you.
*Edited to add* And you're right, that pup is absolutely adorable, hehe.
I'm in school. He would be crated he would be crated 6 hours tops. I would not put in a doogie door. I would take him across the street to run around at the baseball fields. I do have a very large fenced yard. We would have plenty of toys and love and other doggies to play with. We would take him to the dog parrk at least 2-3 times a week. And I would try to start agility with him (just for fun like I do with Stanley). I would not be paying for vet bills. But, my brother has a job andhe would help pay. I love this dog and I want to meet him so bad.
dont know what you expect anyone here to say or do. it sounds like you should be asking your father. because if and when you decide the new dog is no fun anymore or cramps your style or your brother decides he doesnt want to supply the dog food anymore, then that is who the responsibility will fall on. it is TOTALLY his call.
I knew I should have never asked this question. I am so stupid. I am never going to stop thinking a dog is not fun any more for a dog no matter how old. And a dog would NEVER cramp my style. Just becasue I'm young doesn't mean one day a like dogs then the next day I want nothing to do with him. I'm not like that!!! And my bro isn't supplying ANYTHING!!! But, he is a nice brother so if I asked him for money he would give it to me.
***Edited By: shelties=love on 11/17/2006 11:35:06 PM*** Reason: add
maybe not and i'm not saying it would. i said what if ? the bottom line is , when you are living at home, its not your decision, its your parents. no matter what we say doesnt matter. you dont live with any of us. like i said the first time. ASK YOUR DAD !
actually , its YOU that dont get it. you are asking the wrong people. there is nothing we can do about you wanting the dog. instead of whining on here, if you really want the dog so bad, then go talk to your dad . if he says no. then its no. move on , and when you are on your own and self sufficient, there will be other dogs that are just as in need of a home as that one. but by then, you will be able to care for the dog, without relying on others to do it.
My father and mother let me have pets on a few conditions. 1- I provide the pet with the care and attention it needs, 2- I buy the pet, 3- I pay for all expences (food, vet bills, ect.), 4- I keep the surroundings clean (pick up pooh, vaccume dog/cat hair, ect.), 5- keep THEM clean, 6- make sure the animal is in great health, and 7- SOCIALIZE DAILY.
What I have:
Six dogs, two four month olds, one seventeen month old, one 10 year old and one 10 month old and one 6 year year old (four at my fathers, one at my mothers, one at my grandmothers).
Six cats, one 5 year old, one 4 year old, one 3 year old, one 10 month old, one 7 week old, one 14 week old (five at my fathers, one at my grandmothers).
One Ferret, 1 year old (currently at my fathers).
One Hamster, 6 months old (currently at my fathers).
One fish, several months old (at my mothers).
You ask, how does a 13 (almost 14) year old afford all of these animals? I WORK MY FREAKING BUTT OFF, thats how!
It is very hard but rewarding to have this many pets, all are in perfect health, all get the socailization/attention/care they need daily.
You may really want this dog sweetie, but you have to realize that just because you want it, doesn't mean you'll get it.
I did not get my animals because I wanted them, but because I proved to my parents that I was ready and responcible enough to take care of them.
You're father is probably saying NO because he doesn't want you to have this great deal of responibility that you may or may not be ready for. Listen to your father sweetheart, because believe it or not, he really does know the right thing to do at this point.
If you really want this dog, prove to your father just how responcible you really are. Get a job, volinteer somewhere, anything! Also, you NEED to have someway of providing money to care and buy things for your dog. Everytime I get money/paid I put 5-10 dollars of it away for EVERY animal i have. You might want to do the same thing and start putting money away so that even if you don't get this dog, you will be ready to care for the ones you not only have already (if you do), but a new one.
I can't work I'm too young. And parents don't give allowence and won't give it to me. But, i am making $20 dollars a month because my brother said he would pay me for feeding the pets everynight (we used to take turns) I guess I'm going to have to save up for a year to get a pup and save for food, toys,vet ect. Thanks everyone. And I did talk to my dad.
***Edited By: shelties=love on 11/18/2006 12:26:54 AM*** Reason: add
I can't get a job working for a business, no, because I am too young also, but what I do is I groom dogs/cats, make dog/cat treats, walk dogs, pet sit, poop pick up, ect. anything that I can think of is what I do!