Hi Kathryn, I’m so glad your barriers worked. You got through the urges and came out without gambling…..well done. I know that us devious cg’s can find ways around the barriers but you DIDN’T. WELL DONE.
You are right to stand your ground about the dog. I love my old dog loads but i won’t have another one when she’s gone (she’s 18). They are hard work and tie you down. I am more of a cat person, although i love all animals. I want a kitten but hubby doesn’t. I may just ‘find’ a poor little lost kitten someday. Cats are a lot less work than dogs, far more independent.
Keep up the good work.