Who's in Charge of the Pets: Mom or Kids?

Who's in Charge of the Pets: Mom or Kids?


Just about every kid wants a pet during their childhood and begging and pleading generally play a role in acquiring animals. As a bargaining tool, children tend to promise to care for the furry friend — feeding, bathing and walking the newest family member.

First Lady Michelle Obama fell victim to such empty pledges from her two daughters, Sasha and Malia. She recently sold them out:

I got up at 5:15 a.m. in the morning to walk my puppy... Even though the kids are supposed to do a lot of the work, I'm still up at 5:15 a.m. taking my dog out. So for everyone who has a child asking for a puppy — you have to want the dog, as I do. I love my Bo.

Do your kids pull their weight with the furry friends?
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