|Josiah (age 9)|
It's no secret that there is an intense campaign going on around here for a puppy. The kids want a puppy. (OK, Josiah and Grace want a puppy. Robert (age 14) excludes himself whenever he is lumped together with the younger kids in this discussion, but I still think he'd be perfectly happy if one appeared.) Jason wants a puppy. There are lots of conversations on a daily basis that involve the topic of puppies in one way or another, and most of them start off with "It would be great if we had a dog because..." Here is a glimpse of some of these conversations.
Grace [age 5]: