The other day I sent her up to Odd Lots to get me a new oil cloth and she calls me on her cell phone. "MOM!!!! Want a 5 week old Black Lab/Basset Hound mixed puppy? This girl is up here at Odd Lots giving a bunch away for free!"
"If you bring another puppy home" (I say in my most stern Motherly voice) "... I will ground you! So just pet the little puppy and come home ALONE... And I MEAN it"
Half an hour goes by and I'm out back picking up some of the gazillion sticks in my yard... and here comes the Alien with this little black bundle of sweetness! OF COURSE I'm coo'ing and squealing... I take the puppy... giving him oodles of kisses and getting a puppy fix. (The stick picking up can wait)
After I come back to reality I say to the Alien... we aren't keeping him so I hope you found him a home. SHE DID! Her girlfriend would be taking him that evening after she got off work so we got to play with this little guy for about 5 hours!
He was so cute. But what was great is Riley the Wonder Dog took to that little pup like a big Sister. Riley shared all her toys and bones (like that huge one we bought her?) Riley's a good dog... well, until the little guy soiled on her blankie there. Riley wasn't too happy about that so what Riley did was drag that blankie over to the trash can. I guess that's her way of telling me something? Pish posh... a little Oxi Clean and it was good to go. :)
The little pup went to his new home that evening as promised, and is being loved to death. The Alien and her friend already have planned Puppy Day's to get Riley and him together. Too cute.
Riley leads a good example of sharing so I've gone ahead and extended that to all the people who've subscribed to my newsletter. I'm sharing a free shipping offer until Wednesday night, so if you aren't on my newsletter... and want free shipping.... sign up! I'll resend you the link to today's newsletter to get the code.