It's my little Cody! This picture is from the first night we brought him home. He's a lot lot bigger now. He's 5 months old and about 50 pounds. But he still thinks he should be a lapdog, and I'm not so sure I disagree, I like to snuggle, just not for too long.
People always say it's best to get a dog first, before you have kids. You get used to having to think about someone else who can't take care of himself. You have to remember the food, the extra stuff. You can't just take off, you need to find babysitters. But it's so worth it! The love we have, just for our puppy, is awesome. I know a child will be ten times better, and probably hundreds time more difficult!