Our daughter wanted a dog, after she graduated from high school. Her brother had gone away to college and it was just her at home. I never let our children have a pet when they were growing up. Yes, I can hear you all sighing and shaking your heads. But I didn’t want the responsibly (and head aches). Hey, but we did have a goldfish. That counts doesn’t it? I think it should.
Kimmy looked a short time and found THE dog of her dreams, in a pet store. She knew it was the right puppy because he was being picked on by his cage-mate, the wiener puppy.Kimmy's dad was all for it and helped her out with all the details. In other words, he said, “Yes” to her request for this puppy. The puppy came home and melted our hearts. Kimmy decided to name the puppy King Arthur Fonzarelli, Arthur for short. Kimmy took on the responsibility of caring for him. Things were fine and very going well. My husband, Tom even took Arthur for daily walks, around the neighborhood. He was now part of the family. ~Sigh~
After about a year, Kimmy decided that I needed a dog. What was she thinking? Me? She found just the right puppy from a breeder. “Mom, you have to see this puppy”, she told me. Well, I did go and see this cute female puppy. Her mother looked just like Arthur, only smaller. Wouldn’t that be fun! But, NO.., not another dog!
The next day Kimmy brought home the little puppy. I got a phone call while I was at work. “Mom, I have a surprise for you.” The famous “EEKKKKKK” was heard all around town!
Well, Princess Lucile Ball, Lucy for short, has been with us for about 5 years now.
Kimmy moved out, got married and Arthur stayed with us. Tom still walks Arthur every day. Lucy sits on my lap when ever she can. We each have a dog. Our son and daughter-in-law have two huge, beautiful dogs and a cat. But Kimmy still doesn’t have any pets. Just wait until her children get old enough to ask their mom for a pet.
Do I have a story for them!