Puppies are good for kids, and puppies are even good for grown ups. Our new Jack Russell Terriers were intended to help teach my children responsibility and give them some outdoor playmates. It turns out that the little fellers are good for Mrs. Envirocapitalist as well. They have already entertained me and stole my wife's heart. They have played with the children outside and have already proven to not be gun shy. They have laid on my wife's lap and chased each other around the front porch. So far they are a hit.
I hope these little dogs build a bond with my kids and bring joy to them for a long time, but I have to admit it brings back memories from my youth of having dogs and has made me very happy. The squirrels are in trouble next year and family outings such as hikes and camping trips are going to have a whole new dimension.