How’s your weekend been?
Me? Thanks for asking. I’ve been absolutely plagued by the CUTEST PUPPY EVER. He showed up at my house Friday night, and by Sunday afternoon, he had decided to worm his way into my heart, defer and be all submissive with my dogs, and beg my son for belly rubs. So, of course, now it’s just a few hours til it’s time to decide once and for all whether he stays here or goes to the shelter in the hopes that his people come and claim him. And I REALLY can’t decide. My heart is telling me to keep the little guy. My head is telling me not to. The boy is begging me to do it.
Seriously, I’ve worked with this pup TWICE, and he remembers “sit,” “down,” “wait,” “give hug,” “off,” “leave it,” “go to bed,” and “come to me.” That makes him about two commands shy of Mandy and about a billion more than Joey, who took six months to realize that he’s ACTUALLY supposed to sit on command. And he’s CUTE. And so sweet. And affectionate. Ugh. It’s really not helping my decision-making process that he’s so darned adorable. And obedient. At least, he is so far. He’s only been here two days, and it can take a couple of weeks for their temperament to really show up. But, he’s just tugging at my heart strings so hard!! It’s a nightmare, I tell you!! A NIGHTMARE!! A cute, fluffy, whimpering, adorable, happy little nightmare.
See? Do you see?? Do you see my dilemma here???? How can you say no to these faces????????
It lies not in our power to love or hate,
For will in us is overruled by fate.
When two are stripped, long ere the course begin,
We wish that one should love, the other win;
And one especially do we affect
Of two gold ingots, like in each respect:
The reason no man knows; let it suffice
What we behold is censured by our eyes.
Where both deliberate, the love is slight:
Who ever loved, that loved not at first sight?