We have been after Monty (my hubby) for years to have a dog. The kids still bug him from time to time, but they have pretty much given up. I always thought I would like a small dog. I think it is important that kids have something to love and take care of. We had a guinea pig, and when he died Matt wanted a hamster. Cheddar (the hamster) died in June and he was replaced with a rabbit. I wasn't sure if I would like a rabbit. I liked the idea that he would still be in a cage, but that is a job in itself. You have to be on top of it all the time so that you don't get any smell.
To my surprise, I have totally fallen in love with Cadbury. He is very social, cuddly, and clean. He keeps is cage very organized (only does his business in one area) so it is very easy to keep tidy. I just love him to death. Maybe one day we will get a small puppy, but for now I am quite happy loving our bunn bunn! Isn't he sweet?