Every family wants a dog. But dads always seem to have a problem with this.
They worry about silly things, like the dog leaving hair everywhere or scratching all the furniture.
Dads, is it true you just become instantly boring the moment you hold your newborn?
Here's a prime example of such a father. But at least he's laughing at himself.
He drew up a "dog contract" that all the family members had to sign before they got the pooch.
Here's what it looked like:
He kicks off with the most important thing: poop. But my favorite point has to be the one banning them from referring to the dog as a child.
I also really love the Christmas card rule. He has a point: Isn't it so lame when you get a greeting card signed by both the family AND the pet?
You'll be pleased to know that the contract worked.
Reddit user rjohnstone13, who posted a picture of the contract, followed up with this:
Two weeks after contract was signed, we got a three-year-old white fluffy mutt from a shelter that weighs 15 lbs., was already house trained and doesn't shed or drool. We named him Kershaw (veto power not exercised). It's been two years, and the kids (now ages 12, 13 and 15) have been pretty good about doing everything. Kershaw eats dry dog food from Trader Joe's, and so far hasn't created any indoor messes that have required the use of harmful cleaning chemicals. Everyone (including dad) adores the dog, which has been a fantastic addition to (though not member of) our family.
And here he is: