So, we got a puppy!
I have mixed feelings about it. I'm home most of the time, so it's up to me to house train him. On top of taking care of the kids and the house, it can be a little annoying when I see him start to pee on the floor, stop him, take him outside, then when he comes back in, he poops on the floor when I'm busy. Every. Time. And every time I put his nose in it and take him outside. And it's annoying because after he pees outside, I'll wait a few minutes, even stand next to some old poo in hopes that he'll smell it and go, but he'll just sit down and look around.
When he does go outside, I'll give him lots of praise and/or treats. But, I love having a dog again. I didn't realize how much I missed having a dog come running into the living room with a wagging tail when I come home from work! He's super adorable and he's in a forever home, I'm not gonna give him up just because he isn't trained. It's just frustrating. "Dude! You were JUST outside!"