Animal Clubs in Prague

July 24, 2015
A green tree frog held by a young boy

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Where to go when your child can’t have a pet of his own

I’ve heard the “please, please can I have a puppy, I promise I’ll take care of it all by myself,” argument from my children too many times to count. My middle child, Oliver is particularly persistent. “You had a dog when you were a kid. If you don’t let me it won’t be fair.” Or, “how I am supposed to learn how to be an animal doctor (his current dream profession), if I can’t even have a pet to practice on?” When his younger brother and sister add their own voices to Oliver’s protests, it’s all I can do to stand my ground.

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