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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Doggish Intentions

There I was, innocently trolling facebook when I happened to notice a post by a friend who is forever putting up heartbreaking pictures of dogs who need rescuing. 

I knew I should have unfriended her the moment she started that, but I failed to do so in time to miss this photo.
He reminded me of the crazy dog who was dragged off to the gas chamber in the movie The Lady and The Tramp. Remember him? 
The facebook story was that this puppy needed a TEMPORARY foster home as he'd worn out his welcome with the dog, cats and chickens he was staying with.

A few days, maybe a week... 

Insert romantic montage of this puppy and my puppy, Wally, paw in paw on the beach at sunset, sharing a candlelit dinner of dirty underpants from our laundry bin, frolicking on our bed while we are trying to sleep...
The day approached when we were supposed to send him away. 

I balked. 

Negotiations began. Did we need another dog? NO! Did we need more vet bills while our finances are so precarious? NO! More shedding and dog poop? NO! 

Did I want to squash any chance of ever leaving town again at the same time as my husband? 
Was I looking for added unforeseen but inevitable drama and sorrow? A thousand times NO!

And what about the poor woman who was waiting with open arms? Who had already bought him new dog-toys and chews in eager anticipation of his arrival? 
Can you guess the rest of this story?


I'm sure there is a lesson to be learned here, but the real question is: What shall we name him?
xo Amy


Betty Birney said...

I am so jealous! This dog is a gem! I can't wait to meet him.

Debby Garfinkle said...

He's so cute!

The Pen and Ink Blogspot said...

Name him "Chance".

Sally Nemeth said... gonna unfriend me now, Amy? Now that you have the magic shield of "I already took one of your damn rescue dogs and am immune to any further arm twisting"?

Anonymous said...

He kind of looks like a "Snyder" to me.

Cheryl said...


I'm so happy for you, your family and your new friend. He's very cute.


geri goldman said...

His ears are his most adorable feature so I think his name should be related...Mickey? Yoda? Or maybe something related to flying...he looks like he could take off with those... Copter? He is soooo cute!

geri said...

Stacy says Sight (short for Sigmund) sine he used doggy psychology to make u fall in love with him

geri said...

Oops typo...not sight, Siggy....damn autocorrect

Anonymous said...

OMG so adorable!!! And laughing out loud at your(inevitable?) capitulation. Enjoy your new pal!

April Halprin Wayland said...

Or you could name him OMG.

What DID you name him? Surely he's named by now?

If not, I suppose you could name him NoName.

Unknown said...

Not OMG. OMD (Oh.My.Dog.) :-) Too cute.