We all make those promises to our animal-loving toddlers. "When you are seven," we say, "you may have a pet."
Then, in the blink of an eye, that toddler is seven and it turns out that children remember every single thing we say.
Now...how long will George live? How large will he grow? How long before I am tired of emptying his poop-and-pee tray? (Just kidding about that last one, George).
We shall see. We shall just see.