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Sunday, February 22, 2009

A Dog Named Scooter

We've recently acquired a dog.
Here is the tale of A Dog Named Scooter.
Day 1  
Dad is alone with kids in car.  Dad says to kids "We should get a dog named Scooter."
Kids clap and cheer for the raddest dad on earth.  
Dad says to kids "You have to convince mom."
Kids become instantly depressed, realizing they have the only mom in the world who completely, totally and absolutely does not want a dog.
Mom gets home from grocery store, walks in the door and Overachieving Neat Freak proclaims "Dad said we could get a dog and name it Scooter."
Mom says "No" then proceeds to call dad a few names and vows to never leave dad alone with the kids again.
Day 2 & 3
Kids continue to beg mom for a dog.  Mom continues to crush their dream of frolicking in the park with a dog of their very own.  Mom does not even feel guilty about it.  It's an endless chorus of:
Please Mom?
No.
We'll take care of it.
No.
But all our friends have a dog.
No.
Dad is the boss and he said we could have one.
No.
Day 4
Mom promised kids she'd take them to Chuck E. Cheese for lunch.  Mom would rather go to the mall but how do you get 4 kids to go to mall instead of loud & annoying playland?
Mom promises kids if they'll go to the mall instead of CEC she'll take them to look at puppies at mall pet store.  
Kids fall for moms' bribe.
Mom takes kids to mall pet store and even gets one pitiful puppy out to hold.  Not a smart move.
Kids leave without puppy and they're so traumatized mom takes kids to Chuck E. Cheese to ease her guilt.  Not at all how mom pictured her day.
Day 5 & 6
Mom & dad waste hours of precious time on internet looking for the perfect puppy place.  Also waste hours of valuable time visiting pet stores playing with adorable little puppies.  Again, not a smart move.  
One lovely store informs mom and dad they can take home the sweet little puppy the kids are playing with for just $1,800.  Wow.  Didn't see that one coming.
Mom & dad gave sweet little puppy back very quickly to store employee.  
Note:  Never, ever, let 4 kids play with sweet little puppy then assume you can simply go home without it.  They'll need a lot of therapy for that one.
Day 7
After agonizing hours of searching, dad has found the perfect puppy.  Dad calls seller lady and says "We'll be there Saturday for the dog."
Kids clap and cheer for raddest dad on earth.  Mom admits defeat but secretly daydreams of girly names like Ariel or Venus for sweet little puppy.  Definitely not Scooter.
Day 8
Seller lady calls and says "I sold your dog to someone else."  Wow.  Didn't see that one coming either. 
Dad and kids shed lots of tears.  
Day 9
Whole family plus 2 tall nephews take 2 hour road trip to seller lady to see other dogs she has for sale.  Mom & dad are on a mission now, it's no longer about the dog, it's about the challenge of finding the perfect puppy.
Family arrives at lady's house and is greeted by several tiny little dogs jumping at family's feet.  
Kids are playing with dogs when seller lady's mom brings out the dog for sale, a 6 month old gold yorkie. 
Wild Child is sitting on the floor.
Lady sets shaggy haired dog on floor and says "This is Scooter."
Scooter spots Wild Child, sniffs him out, then curls up in his lap all adorable-like and sweet. 
Do you believe in Divine Intervention?
Mom admits defeat and elated family travels home to begin life with a dog named Scooter.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh, what a wonderful life Scooter will have now!! She looks wonderful. We just to get her and Cosmo hooked up for the summer.

Tuney said...

Love the Blog. Can't wait for more pics!!

Erin said...

Love your blog! You did a great job on the header. I like the way the tint on the photo works with the header color!

 
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