How To: Convince Your Husband To Buy You a Puppy.

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  1. Katie @ The Macarthurs Lately

    August 6th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    This is the cutest story! πŸ™‚ In my case, it'd totally be my husband trying to convince me we need a puppy! We'll get one one day when we have our own yard! Gatsby is a very handsome boy!

  2. elle, ink.

    August 6th, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    i want a fox puppy too. luckily the boyfriend thinks we need to get mia (my puppy a 'mate) – so this is easy. it's just finding a suitable breed. what kind of puppy is your puppy?

  3. Robyn B

    August 6th, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    bahahaha love this post! we are very similar & that is how i now have 2 dogs & a rabbit! lol

    but seriously…. that pup is adorable!!! a tiny little fox πŸ™‚

  4. Chelsea Woodring

    August 6th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Oh my gosh what a cute story. Is Gatsby a Shiba Inu?

  5. Emily Woodard

    August 6th, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    How sweet! I love that Chris surprised you. And Gatsby is honestly the cutest puppy I've ever seen!

  6. Christen E. Krumm

    August 6th, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Haha. I'm team Chris. I'm not much of a dog person, but good gollyβ€”Gatsby is ADORABLE πŸ™‚ And yay for sweet husbands and grand surprises πŸ™‚


  7. Pamela @

    August 6th, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I love this story so much! I really want a puppy! I'm going to need to try out your plan! Hehe!

  8. Kay

    August 6th, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I love this story and I love Gatsby! Cutest little fox puppy in all the land!!

  9. Laurie Olsen

    August 6th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    This is a phenomenal story!! I'm not much of a dog person but I love how obsessed you were with getting Gatsby. AND how freaking sweet your husband is to surprise you!!!!!

  10. Laura {happily ever} Parker

    August 6th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    How sweet that your husband surprised you. When I found my dog at the shelter he did the exact same thing. I walked over and put my hand on the cage and he put his paw against my hand. I didn't even play with him or hold him and said "I'll take him!"

  11. Nadine Lynn

    August 6th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Ahhhhhh puppy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a cutie!

  12. Anonymous

    August 6th, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    What a great story, it's actually opposite here. Tyson had to convince me it was time for a new puppy!

  13. Stephanie

    August 6th, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    "his wife was a crazy person who was going to keep calling" hahaha omg he knows you so well! I love it!!

  14. amanda @ as the wine cork turns

    August 6th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    hahahaha this is awesome. he is ADORABLE

  15. Always in a Southern State of Mind

    August 6th, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    this totally made my day.

    I also shared it with a friend whose husband is also a stick in the mud about puppies so she can start trying to convince her husband to get her one.

    Gatsby is mighty cute is all of his foxiness!

  16. Danica Pardini

    August 6th, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Best. Post. Ever!

    Pssst. Does this work with babies too? πŸ˜‰

  17. henning love

    August 6th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    in my case i took my now husband, boyfriend back then my coworkers whose dog just had 7 puppies and he said to my husband so what dog do you want?? yup that is how we got our first dog then our second dog was all my husband's fault for viewing dogs on craigslist

  18. MakeMeUpMia

    August 6th, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Ok, I have tears in my eyes! Best. Post. Ever. I'm new here, so I've never seen your fox dog. Amazing, and so precious!! We have a dog but I would love a cat too, and an SUV. I'll be trying some of your tricks πŸ˜‰

  19. amber kanady

    August 6th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    you had me at private cuddle room! love your sweet fox πŸ™‚

  20. Cat

    August 6th, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I've wanted a dog for ages, but I've only recently started the daily requests. I think I'm winning him over! Your puppy is absolutely adorable.

  21. Fairy Princess Jord

    August 6th, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Yee!!! I love your little puppy love story. Also I saw a puppy just like yours on a hike I went on this weekend and people were all like "OMG WHAT IS THAT FOX DOG IT IS SO CUTE?!" and I was all cool like "My amazing author blogging friend who also makes hair accessories has a dog just like that, and also we're pen pals now". I think everyone was jealous.

  22. Anonymous

    August 6th, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I laughed out loud at the bit where he told the pet store you were a crazy person! Gatsby is adorable. I'm impressed you won him over!

  23. Morgan Rae

    August 6th, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Love love love love any kind of dog story, but this one is extra sweet! What a sweet husband you have and such a wonderful surprise!
    Oh, and Gatsby is just completely adorable!

  24. Love, Iris

    August 6th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Aww your pup is just so darling! I want a puppy like yours, just too cute!

  25. Brittany Ruth

    August 6th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Hahah I definitely did all this plus turn into a crazy person. My dog existed and had a name two years before we actual had him. I'd talk about him like he was real and now my husband is more obsessed with our real French Bulldog than I am.

  26. Anonymous

    August 6th, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    omggg this is the sweetest story ever. It is so adorable that he surprised you!

  27. Rebecca Chapman

    August 6th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I'm usually very partial to my puppy (he also looks sort of like a fox) but Gatsby may be the cutest dog I've seen. Also…way to go! How sweet of your husband to surprise you. I may have to try this technique with babies. Kidding Kidding. Sort of.

  28. Amanda

    August 6th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Love this post. It made me laugh so much. I especially love the last step of turn into a crazy person. lol.

  29. Kimmi

    August 6th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    This is the best post ever!!!! He is SO cute!!!!!! Also this is exactly what I would do to my husband!!!!

  30. Notes from a Newlywed

    August 6th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    This is hilarious and adorable and so sweet. I love how your husband knew to tell the store you'd be calling then surprised you with him. I'm currently trying to convince my husband to let me get hedgehog, and I think I need to step up my game, haha.

  31. Hannah Bee

    August 6th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    This is hilarious!!! I love it! Thanks for all the tips, haha. Because, well, we've been married over 4 months now and it's time to get a puppy. πŸ™‚

    Hannah Olson

  32. Life with Lolo

    August 6th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    This is the cutest story ever! Sadly I was the one that needed convincing when we got out puppy – and now he is at it again wanting a second. But really, how can you resist that face?

  33. Anonymous

    August 6th, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    I love how you turned this into 6 steps!! I did EXACTLY the same thing, except we left with ours as soon as we saw him. haha

  34. Krysten Quiles

    August 6th, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    OMFG. So cute so cute so cute!

    Try being ME! I have to convince the hubby of a 3rd dog lol.

  35. Girl Brooks

    August 6th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I have got to get this kind of sweet pup! He's a Shiba Inu, right?

  36. Nina B.

    August 6th, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I love Gatsby! What breed? How big does this lil baby fox get?

  37. Yelle

    August 6th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    this is too funny! your pup is so cute! it's funny bc i can totally relate. i thought i didn't want a dog until after we have children, but one day i woke up and it was all i could think about. we're finally bringing our dog that we adopted home on saturday! plus, i was enjoying your blog, and then i realized you live in downtown orlando – me too! i'm over in thornton park. i'll keep an eye out for a fox on a leash!

  38. Casey Aslan

    August 6th, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Stop it! How stinking cute!

  39. Ember Grey.

    August 6th, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    aaaaaand *scene*. I'm done for the day, this is all I ever needed in my life. !!!! This is the CUTEST story!!

  40. The Lady Okie

    August 6th, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    This is freaking hilarious! You are crazy. I love it.

  41. Amy @ Getz Girl on Fire

    August 6th, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    Loved this!! You do good work!! πŸ˜‰

  42. Mar @ t.o. and fro

    August 7th, 2014 at 12:09 am

    I love this story! And Gatsby is so cute πŸ™‚
    ps. Does this also apply to babies? Because I just can't seem to convince him lol

  43. Because of Jackie

    August 7th, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Awe, I love this;) My husband and I got a cat when we were first married and she is currently sitting on my lap as I the this. She's my fur baby!

  44. Steph @ Three Loud Kids!

    August 7th, 2014 at 12:39 am

    What a cute puppy! I used similar tricks to talk my husband into having our youngest lol!

  45. Elena Ridley

    August 7th, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Sooo cute! Such a cool looking pup! Definitely need to get myself a Gatsby!

  46. Kels @ BlonderSide

    August 7th, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Aw how sweet πŸ™‚ What kind of puppy is he? I seriously need to use your tactics to get one of my own!! haha

  47. Jenna Griffin

    August 7th, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Oh my goodness, this is the best! I've been trying for a year to convinve my husband. I am definitely going to use these strategies. Gatsby is adorable!!

  48. Crystal

    August 7th, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Aww, I love this! It's so sweet that your husband surprised you with the puppy.

  49. Carly Blogs Here

    August 7th, 2014 at 2:27 am

    This is such a cute post & he is SO cute! I'm trying to convince my husband I need a fish– might have to use your tips πŸ™‚

  50. Him & Me (But Mostly Me)

    August 7th, 2014 at 4:21 am

    I will have to try this with my husband. I think your husband is nicer than mine, though.

  51. Kenzie Smith

    August 7th, 2014 at 4:26 am

    I plan on following these steps very, very soon.

  52. Carolyn

    August 7th, 2014 at 5:44 am

    Gatsby is adorable!

  53. Sienna

    August 7th, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    lol i would have named him the same thing! adorable!

  54. Life with Amberly

    August 8th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Oh my gosh, greatest story ever!!!!!! It didn't take too long to convince Joe to get a puppy. we'd been talking about it and really, he was the one who wanted it more. When we saw Howie's picture on FB and joked about it and then found out that it was a real possibility, we jumped at it and never looked back!! I'm so glad you were persistent πŸ˜‰ Puppies are the best!

  55. Rebecca

    August 8th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Oh my gosh this is the cutest thing ever!! I'm totally stealing this idea πŸ™‚

  56. Cassie Lee @ Sage the Blog

    August 9th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    Hahahaha this post rocks. I've been trying to convince my husband and I just made him read this. He says I'm on step 3 hahahaa

  57. Mary @ Enjoy The Ride

    August 10th, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Best post ever lol hilarious

  58. hilde

    August 11th, 2014 at 6:48 am

    ahhh i love your dog! Gatsby is the cutest ever! i fell in love with a dog on an online listing a couple days ago, and i havent been able to stop thinking about her. i even wrote on my to do list today "stop thinking about daisy". so now every time i look at my to do list, i'm reminded of daisy. problem is though, daisy is 1.5 days driving away, which is an awful long drive to get a dog that might not get along with the dog we already have. so i should probably stop thinking about daisy.

    also, your husband gets ALL the brownie points for this. .

  59. Jennifer @ Earl Grey Blog

    August 11th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    This is the SWEETEST story! Oh my goodness. πŸ™‚

  60. Chelsea Pearl

    August 12th, 2014 at 4:09 am

    OMG, so jealous of your Shiba! My all time favorite breed. Currently working on this process with the boyfriend, but he's a hard sell…
    xo Chelsea

  61. Michelle at Hey Love Designs

    August 12th, 2014 at 5:00 am

    PUPPY! PUPPY! PUPPY! PUPPY! I'm SO excited for you, obviously, as a dog fan, but yeah!!!!!! He is adorable, and yes he looks like a fox! The whole paw/hand thing definitely made me squee. It was destiny!

  62. Catherine Short

    August 13th, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    This is awesome! I've been trying to convince my husband for awhile, but first we need to live in housing that allows for pets! Someday I tell myself πŸ˜‰

  63. Anonymous

    August 28th, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    Hi Chelsea,
    Came across your blog and had to give you a shout out, as I'm also a freelance writer and Shiba Inu mamma (we also got ours in November!). Gatsby is super cute and I think he and Miyagi would be fast friends.

  64. Amber Lynn

    October 15th, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    CUTEST story ever. EVER.

  65. Kenji is Here

    November 15th, 2014 at 7:43 pm

    I saw this on your sidebar and had to click and this is by far the best blog post I've ever read. All for the puppies!!

  66. Megan C. Stroup

    January 13th, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Haha I am dying laughing at the part where he snuck around with the pet store employee!! I'm glad it worked out for you. πŸ™‚ I can't wait until I live so,me where that allows pets!!

  67. Emily Cooper

    September 2nd, 2015 at 3:11 am


  68. Laura, The Start of a Good Life

    October 8th, 2015 at 4:32 am

    now, i typically try not to comment on post after post in the same evening, on the same blog, obviously, but oh my gosh! i wasn't quite as persistent as you were in the asking for a puppy but after about 2 years of intermittent asking, my hubby finally said yes too! I adore that your guy took the extra time to surprise you with Gatsby! So sweet.

  69. Anastasia Ivy

    October 10th, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Loved this! It's so cute and awesome that your husband put your happiness first. Good pick on that guy!

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