I thought i would respond publicly, as i am not sure if y'all take time to read replys to posts. Jeff, yes, I still live at home, and you hit the nail on the head with regard to mom's concern. As it seems she is worried that she would end up as primary caregiver of the dog. Fact, she is retired, and I am a student, but it is also written into the contract that the recipant signs that if the dog isn't used for its intended purpose and treated as a pet or god forbid miss treated the school can revoke the students plivage and thus remove the dog.
I know legally I could apply because I am adult. However, I would love my parents blessing, I mean they seem to think that they would end up being the ones who cares for it.
I believe that the dog would become an extenstion of myself and make my life richer I am just not sure I am ready for it...
I actually fear physical independance to a degree but I feel like a dog would help me get there! I want to eventually move out and have the company of a dog that could get me help in the night should i require it would make me feel that much better about things!
what your thoughts?