please help me decide about dog adoption
My daughter recently was given a bichon freize from one of her clients (daughter grooms dogs) who is going into hospice sadly. She raised the dog from a pup and she is 3 years old. The lady was partially disabled and this dog was a big part of her life, she spent lots of time with her. My daughter should not have taken the dog because she already had 5 dogs, so I said I would take her for a trial period. I work full time and would be gone at least 9 hrs. a day. I have been taking the dog to work with me but that won't last. I think a dog should not be on its own 9 hrs. a day, 5 days a week, and the other times I am gone for whatever else I do. I am single and live alone. Is it advisable I keep the dog? I feel in good concious I cannot leave the dog alone that long, but maybe others are in the same situation and it works out? Thanks for any comments - I really am not sure what to do.