All 3 of my kids have a list of chores they have to do daily. They have to make their beds, clean their rooms, and they have to help with other household chores. They also have barn chores, each has their own horse, so they have to clean it's stall, feed, groom, etc. (I help my 5 year old with his).
Anyway, for christmas both my girls (10 and 13) had decided they were going to ask for puppies. We talked about the added responsibility of a puppy, they begged and pleaded and promised to take care of them, so I agreed they could each have a puppy. I knew a lot of the care would fall to me, but I felt raising a puppy is a great learning experiance. The day after I agreed to puppies, Low and Behold, 2 stray puppies show up!
Anyway we've had the puppies for 2 months (We posted a found ad in the paper, took them to the vet, bought crates, etc). Well my 13 year old has decided a puppy is too much work. She gets angry when he pees in the floor right after taking him out, and she had a fit when he chewed up her favorite shoes. I want to make her keep the puppy, I feel that animals are not disposable objects, but my husband thinks I shouldn't force her to keep it when she has so many other resposibilities. My other daughter, who is younger is having no problems with all her chores + horse+ puppy.
Should I let her give away her puppy? I think she'll learn a lot if I hold her to her promise. Hubby thinks I'm being too harsh.