Oh dear, I’m afraid this may become Non-Sequitur Thursday after all, because all I can come up with so far is the headline. Still, it would be rude not to explain. Kind of like those people on Facebook who make posts like, “What a big decision to make!” or “I may have some big news to share” or… you know. It drives everybody nuts, but apparently the temptation to do so is almost overwhelming.
However, this is not Facebook but my own blog and although I maintain I have a perfect right to pair what title and post I please, I will explain.
Regular readers may remember that Steven and I lost our beloved schnoodle Tabby last June. We have greatly missed having a dog in the house. We knew we would eventually get another pooch. Of course there will never be another Tabby (I feel sad all over again just thinking about her), but many dogs need love and a home, and we could surely benefit from the love and companionship of a dog.
Steven suggested we look for a dog in May, after Leading Ladies (remember, that play I directed at Ilion Little Theatre?). Well, May came and went, and we just did not make it over to the Herkimer County Humane Society (except for their garage sale, where I bought some fun stuff. Did I write a blog post about that?). We did not make it to their Mutt Strut either, although we had planned to. Was it ever going to be dog o’clock for us?
Then The Velvet Dog, where we used to bring Tabby to be groomed, posted a picture of a quite adorable Shih Tzu who needed a home because his owner had died. Spunky was ten years old, older than we had envisioned. We would hope to have more years with our new dog than we had with Tabby. Still, he needed a home! And many people are unwilling to adopt a ten year old dog for the same reason which made us hesitate.
After asking many questions about Spunky via Facebook, Steven made arrangements to go to The Velvet Dog Wednesday morning to meet him. I couldn’t wait till lunch time to call Steven and see how it went (but I DID wait, I was not on my cell phone during work hours, just in case any bosses read this blog) (oh who am I kidding? My boss probably doesn’t even know I write a blog!). I confess I would not have been disappointed to find out Spunky was already at our house. However, Steven rarely behaves in a thoroughly reckless fashion. He liked Spunky but wanted me to meet him too.
Accordingly, I met Steven at The Velvet Dog after work yesterday to become acquainted with Spunky. What a cute little dog he is! He is not nearly as rambunctious and friendly as Tabby was, but he allowed me to hold and pet him. He is still very sad and confused. When I set him down, he kept going to the door and looking out, presumably wondering why his person hadn’t come to get him. That made me very sad for him.
Steven suggested we pick him up on Sunday. We both have the day off so can spend a good amount of time with him before leaving him to go to work on Monday. I am SO looking forward to having a dog again! I will probably write a lot of blog posts about him.