A few weeks ago I wound up with some time between work (day job), soccer (ten year olds job), writing (early morning job) … well, the list could go on. Let's just say I was coming off a seven book contract and taking a few weeks off before deciding what to do next.
What should I do?
|Yes, we drove to another TOWN where I intended to adopt a midsize male puppy.|
If you look closely, especially at the second photo, you'll notice that the paws on this
female puppy do not indicate midsize.
Her name is Lucy. I'm pretty sure it's from the LEGO movie. She is soooooo not what I intended to let my son choose. She is sooooooo what we needed.
|She likes to be around people and is very patience with my ten-year-old who has never had a dog before.|
It's been a learning curve. My husband had one dog growing up. It was giving to him by a family member who didn't ask his parents permission first.
Me, I grew up with dogs. First with Chihuahuas and then with Shelties (my favorite breed) and after I moved away my parents raised pekinese. (Did I spell that correctly?"
When I was in college, I got a collie puppy. Here's the truth. I didn't give it the time it deserved. I was going to school full-time, working full-time, and I had a boyfriend. After two months, I gave the puppy to a good family. It was the right thing to do. But, I've always felt guilt. This is why I think it's been thirty years since I've had a dog.
To my amazement, I am the one over the moon about Lucy. Having a dog somehow completes us. Not sure why.
|According to Tyre the cat, having a dog does not complete us. Having an only cat should have been enough.|
Tyre is patiently waiting (on the bed where the puppy cannot reach him) for us to realize our error
and get rid of the dog.
I'm sure my next book will have a puppy, can't waste all this good research: potty training, buying the right bed, getting her to take the worm medicine, listening to my husband yell when there's a potty training fail, watching my son lay on the floor while the puppy jumps all over him.
Btw, Lucy is 1/4 German shepherd and 3/4 husky.
What animals do you have (and no, husbands don't count.