How Much Is That Doggie in the Window
The office supply place where I normally shop downsized — half of their space went to the big pet store next door and now that shop has a place where they showcase dogs that are available for adoption through one of the local shelters. When I was there the other day, I decided to browse and fell in love with a large brown dog in one of the cages — I even asked if I could take her into the official play area to spend extra time. She was affectionate and gentle and I thought she would be a perfect companion for our dog Cinnamon. I went next door where my husband was buying printer paper and cajoled him into hanging out with this dog — and though he admitted that the dog was wonderful and in the past we’ve had as many as four dogs at once, he really loves having just one. I grudgingly agreed — though I yammered about this wonderful creature for the next three days and even dreamed one night that I brought her home. After a while I couldn’t stop myself from going back to see if the dog was still there. She had been adopted — probably a good thing or she’d be sitting here next to me now.