1. She's cute.
2. My daughter has wanted a dog for-ev-er. Forever. Seriously forever.
3. She serendipitously came into our lives, relieving me of the responsibility of choosing to seek out a puppy.
4. Every kid should have a kitten and/or a puppy once. We survived the kitten. Now is our chance to survive a puppy.
5. It's a good life experience.