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Parents know that when their children start getting ga-ga over the idea of owning a dog, they aren’t really aware of the responsibilities that come with it.

Sure, they might promise to walk it everyday and clean up every mess it makes. But we all know it’s only a matter of time before they start to let things slide, and animal turds start showing up in your backyard.

That’s why one clever dad had his children sign a contract.

Reddit
Reddit

The document covers things like how the children are responsible for bathing the dog, what the dog will eat (no organic or gourmet foods) and just about every possible situation the family could run into with their new pet.

“Dad never has to pick up dog poop. Ever,” the contract begins. “Dad has unrestricted veto power over the dog’s name.”

The kids’ signatures can all be seen at the bottom, which means they did in fact agree to their father’s terms.

A photo of the contract was eventually shared on Reddit, where the father actually provided an update:

“Two weeks after contract was signed, we got a ~three year old white fluffy mutt from a shelter that weighs 15 lbs., was already housetrained and doesn’t shed or drool. We named him Kershaw (veto power not exercised). It’s been two years, and the kids (now ages 12, 13 and 15) have been pretty good about doing everything. Kershaw eats dry dog food from Trader Joe’s, and so far hasn’t created any indoor messes that have required the use of harmful cleaning chemicals. Everyone (including Dad) adores the dog, which has been a fantastic addition to (though not member of) our family.”

A picture of the dog was also included:

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Imgur

From what we can see, it looks like ol’ Kershaw is fitting in just fine.

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