The puppy wasn't the reason he didn't want me to get one.....He didn't want to get me one, because the only dog I wanted was an Akita! I didn't want anything else!!!
Akita's are AMAZING dogs! They are the ONLY dog who prefers human companionship over any other dog. They are native to Japan, and actually are used in Japan to babysit little kids. I have wanted one since we had to get rid of ours when we were little.
Finally, last Wed 5/13 Carlos and I drove up to Ogden to pick out my Akita!! I picked a beautiful little girl!! She was the biggest one of the litter! After a few days of pondering different Japanese names, and conversation with my Japanese Uncle, we decided to name her, Yumi (like YouMe) it mean Beautiful Dream in Japanese.