One question I have been asking myself for a long time is whether I should get a dog for my kids. As with everything else, a dog is a huge responsibility. But are my children up to the task? I would like to find it out for myself. I believe that my children are responsible enough to have a puppy to take care of, but I started wondering whether I am ready for a pet in our house. One thing that scares me is the possibility that the new dog might destroy some things in my house such as the furniture. I put so much work into making sure that our home looks great that I do not want an animal to destroy everything I worked so hard for.