Bella was faster in other areas. She's a very cautious being. After a couple of falls when she started trying to walk, she backed off for a while until she felt safer on her feet. Same with the potty. She'll be the one to research before making a decision and be careful. Kris will just dive in.
Bella has been wanting another dog. We thought...well it should take about 4 years for Kris to potty train, that gives us 4 years to save, think about it, try and change her mind, etc. We told her, when Kris is potty trained and we don't have to pay for diapers, swimmies, pull ups or wipes, then we may be able to afford a dog and all of its added weekly expenses. We thought we had plenty of time. No such luck. It's a great thing he's potty trained and I'm so happy with him.
But; at the same time, Bella forgets nothing and now she has Kris helping her on the quest. He too has been asking. With every successful potty experience, we get a "Buy a puppy now?" out of Kris.
We have also been getting envelopes handed to us with family drawings from Bella, reminding us that we need a puppy. She's been wanting a Labrador and continues to push. Her persistence paid off in a big way yesterday.
She expressed how much she wanted a Labrador. Chris's stipulation was a smaller size, non shedding, hypoallergenic dog. She pressed again, with her notes, drawings and pleases until Chris said: "If we get a lab, it would have to be a chocolate lab."
Oh boy. He completely threw out his stipulation and gave her an opening, a big opening for that Labrador. Again, Bella forgets nothing. She now is convinced she will get one and is now looking forward to that "Chocolate" lab someday.
I wonder how this will unfold. So far after doing my research, they are very pricey puppies. Ouch! They are really cute though. Aww...