Adventures in Puppyhood!

September 28, 2008, 10:12 am; posted by
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Meet Reagan!  (And Gorby the duck)

Meet Reagan! (And Gorby the duck)

Official Wife Karen is a glutton for punishment. Whenever we would visit the mall, she would always make sure we stopped at the pet store to look at the puppies. I like dogs, so naturally I agreed to LOOK at the $1,000+ puppies in the mall, but never, ever, ever, ever, ever in a million years would we buy one there.

As much as I love her, Official Wife Karen is what you could call impulsive. So seeing puppies in the mall made her want them, checking account balance notwithstanding. Combine her impulsiveness with her gluttony for punishment and you have a recipe for disaster. I want that puppy, I want it now, and if you loved me you wouldn’t show me puppies we can’t afford.

We had been looking through ads in the newspaper to see the prices for different puppies for sale and had decided that we wanted a chocolate lab puppy named Albert Q. Einstein and a beagle puppy named Sir Isaac Newton. And of course, since we live in an apartment with a no-pet lease, we’d get them once we bought a house.

Yesterday morning, she wanted to look at puppies at the SPCA. LOOK at puppies. Look at puppies. Look, look, look, look, look.

Look, not buy.

So we set off – Official Wife Karen with her brand new copy of “Marley and Me” – to look at puppies.

And a wink for the ladies.

And a wink for the ladies.

Look APPARENTLY has come to mean fall in love with and subsequently purchase.

Thus, Ronald Wilson Reagan the dog, a mixed black lab, has come to live in our no-pet leased apartment.

He had a big day full of adventure, intrigue, suspense, and PETCO, and a night spent barking in his crate until I slept on the couch downstairs to shut him up.

Puppyhood: It’s an adventure!


3 Comments to “Adventures in Puppyhood!”

  1. Katherine on October 3rd, 2008 4:07 pm

    You should have gotten Karen a job with a dog and baby like I have. I put up with Sampson because I am paid to.

    Also I recommend watching the dog whisperer on Nat Geo. It really helps.

  2. Djere on October 3rd, 2008 7:19 pm

    Yeah, about that.

    I didn’t need to get Official Wife Karen a job. She’s a brilliant, capable woman with two degrees.

  3. Djere on October 3rd, 2008 7:22 pm

    As Palin would say, Karen’s a schoolteacher and her reward is in heaven, bless her heart.

    I would say her reward is our puppy.

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