sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, boy does that bring back memories!!!! Many years ago my daughters other parental unit (I hesitate to give him the honor of calling him a Father) gave her a puppy but said it had to stay at HIS house, it was his way of trying to get her to want to be there more than with me.
Where does you daughter go when you are working? Can the pup go with her?
GinnyG on Ravelry, I'd LOVE to be in your "friends"