When one father’s kids kept asking him to get a dog, he decided to lay down some very important rules ahead of time. Dad of three, John Stone, drafted up a 13-point contract for his daughters to sign before agreeing to adopt a canine. The document was titled, the ‘Family Dog Contract’ and highlighted some very important points.
The document starts with the classic line, “Dad never has to pick up dog poop. Ever,” and goes on to divulge what will and won’t be tolerated once the four-legged addition arrives. Naturally all of the kids signed the contact and after two short weeks, the family adopted a small, white, fluffy, three-year-old pooch. As per contract, the dog was already house-trained, did not shed or drool. The Stone family named the dog Kershaw and now two years later, things are moving along swimmingly.
Stone reveals the kids have held up their end of the bargain and that he’s actually grown quite fond of Kershaw himself. Stone adds, ‘Everyone (including Dad) adores the dog, which has been a fantastic addition to (though not member of) our family.’