(Closed) Lots of Big Changes to Ponder- Any Advice?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: What should we do?
    Get Puppy and move in together already! : (21 votes)
    28 %
    Get Puppy, shuttle around, and keep saving for that wedding! : (12 votes)
    16 %
    Wait to get another puppy - you have enough going on right now. : (30 votes)
    39 %
    Get Puppy, move in gradually, and shuttle her to doggie daycare. : (13 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Oh. My. God. Cutest puppy ever!!!!!

    I would go for the puppy and figure out the living situation later, but that’s just me, I’m a huge dog lover!

    Post # 4
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    10367 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think the responsible thing to do would be to wait. With you being so fresh out of school/young, I think the most important thing is establishing yourself in your job and finances. There will always be a cute dog to adopt – but this time is really all about getting your feet solidly on the ground!

    Post # 5
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    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    It sounds like you might have a lot going on right now.  If you have a puppy sitter though that might work out though.  The wedding is a lot of work and I know my pup felt a little neglected.  There will always be puppies available.  I would try to focus on saving money, planning the wedding, and moving before getting the puppy. 

    Post # 6
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    659 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    a puppy needs to go out every few hours and definitely needs companionship including time other dogs.  until you know you can 110% commit to providing proper care for the dog (have a game plan before he comes home), it’s probably best to wait.

    as cute as they are, they’re a lot of work. 

    Post # 8
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    OMG – I just want to snuggle with him!!

    I think you guys should get the puppy and move in together.  I don’t quite see how you living with your parents is saving you any money right now if your FI has a house.  And if its a 3-br house, there is no reason the friend has to move out (unless you guys want him too) so you wouldn’t be losing any rent he might pay.

    It sounds like you both have enough experience with dogs to know how much responsibility they are so if you feel you’re ready, go ahead and begin that little family of your own!

    EDIT TO ADD – It looks like adding an option messed up your poll.  All the votes that were against getting the puppy have been moved to your new option.

    Post # 10
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    4355 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think the 4th option you just thought of would work out, I can’t see why not especially since puppy with get to spend the days with “grandma” and another dog! Go for it ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
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    759 posts
    Busy bee

    That is the cutest puppy ever!!!!! 

    Sorry I don’t have any advice except if I saw that cute pie face it would be so hard to resist not getting her!  ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    so cute!

    since you wouldn’t be spending much more money by moving in with FI, i would definitely vote to do that. as for the puppy….i would get it…but i’ve been known to make impulse purchases before ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 14
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    1330 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    back in the spring, i was sorta in your position before we got our puppy Colby… we were weighing the options of getting a puppy but both of us were leaning towards waiting until around our birthdays to get one so we’d have the summer to ourselves…ended up not happening…FH’s best friend at the time got us Colby as a gift and while i absolutely love her to death, i sorta wish his friend hadnt gotten her for us and that we had waited….she is definitely a handful and a lot of work to take care of her! but anyways, thats just my story….so from my experience, my advice would be to move in, but wait to get a puppy so you have ‘us’ time with you and ur fiance and can enjoy living together first….just my opinion ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Have you seen that face…. get the puppy!

    Geez I am a sucker eh?

    I would get the puppy and shuffle him! When my dog was younger we used to travel with him a lot and he loved it so I say go for it!

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would wait, because moving in with FH (even if you are having sleepovers) is a big adjustment, as well, adding wedding planning on top of it it can be a lot to handle. I would think the better option would be to get married and move in together first, then once you are both settled in, then to get the puppy. There will be other puppies, and you really need to be able to be there for a puppy 24/7 – with them as a priority for a while while they are getting settled, being trained, etc.

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