It’s extremely hard to break it to your moms or dads that you have brought an animal at home and it’s there to stay. And it’s usually a long process. First you suggest it and they say that you’re not responsible enough. Then, you ask again, with photos of dogs and cats, and you’re just ignored. When you ask a third time, they send you to your room, and when you cry, they ignore you, simply because you’re a) not in pain, b)not hungry, c) you’re not sick, so shut up and go to your room, again.
And after several stages, you come home with that amazing dog you had on your screensaver for ages, and you either encounter screaming, or ‘aaaws’ and ‘ooohs’ and immediate falling in love by everyone present.
Either way, the result is as follows, and feel free to show this to your dad in case he need a little convincing.