Sunday, June 29, 2008

Have you met my better half, Doormat? I mean, Husbandguy?

I told Husbandguy that he could stop the whole puppy thing if he really wanted to, and, although I think he feels kind of railroaded, he agreed to go to the animal shelter, knowing full well that we would end up with a dog if we did. All he had to do was say no. It wouldn't have been easy. It wouldn't have sounded like this: HG: "No." MN: "Okay." But he could say it and win, eventually. He actually still could because we've applied for a dog and bought a book about dog training, but we don't have the dog yet. Keep your fingers crossed for us, okay?
She's not a puppy, but she might be one of those dogs that pees when she's excited. She's actually pretty sweet and calm. She's just the right size for our little life. Pete and I dreamed about her all night last night. And she's got a cute little underbite. The other sweet, little dog we visited with, who was just a little bit bigger, had scruffy wiry hair, and was measurably more energetic, sniffed Pete in an awkward place twice. Moomie said she wouldn't come visit us anymore if we got a dog that did that... Fortunately the Jack Russel terrier puppies had all been adopted because we're not ready for a puppy and they would have been hard to resist.

So today we're going to put our toys away and make the house dog-ready to show HG that we're serious, and maybe he'll let us go buy a crate and a dog bowl and a leash and a rubber bone so when they call us and say, "Come get her!" we'll be ready.

4 comments:

Princess Sparkle Pants said...

Oooh, she's super-cute. Can I recommend that you buy her a chicken? It doesn't actually have to be a chicken, but they make these toys (including chickens) that have smooshy, squeaker bodies, rope arms and legs and they are awesome if you are a dog.

I hope you get her, and then, if you go to visit The Grandpa, you can bring her and she can come to my house for the weekend!

Dana said...

Good luck!

the Meme said...

I wouldn't be banking on bringing her to the grandpa's. He always says no to GranB, and he's not quite the mat that HG is! But you certainly make me want one too. . .

Mommy's Nintendo said...

You can come visit our puppy anytime (if we get her).

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