My daughter has been asking for a dog for a long time. There was a time when she decided she wanted a lizard, frog, gecko, snake, turtle instead of the dog. After explaining the dangers of having one of those as a pet, that she couldn't take it for a walk or pet it, she dropped those ideas. Now she is back to a dog.
Yesterday, I took her to an adoption event. She saw the dog she wanted. It is a brownish colored dachshund/chihuahua mixed with brown spots and a pink belly. I told her if she earned $200 toward the adoption fee, I would put in the rest of the money. The next thing I know, she got my coin jar and said "Mommy, I have the money for the dog." Try explaining to her the money jar is mine and not hers, doesn't work. This is going to be interesting.