My father’s advice: get the dog.
My mil also thought it was a good idea, although she tempered that response with caveats, as did my mother.
All in all though, I feel that it was a nice goal to accomplish. Also, perhaps it was nice because they were advising me to do what my heart desired.
I also took advice from the salesperson at Petco, but I’m not sure that’s really what I meant by the goal, so refer back to my dad there. 3 years ago