Don't judge me.

So here's the story.  I take my two dogs to the groomer on Monday morning.  (Yes, I already own two dogs.)  That day they were also having dog adoptions.  It was risky just walking into the store.

I had no intention of adopting a dog that day.  But there was a little puppy there rescued from South Central L.A. and he needed us.

I think my exact words when I walked into the house and saw the Golfer was, "Now don't be mad."

He's a total mutt.  A mixture that we named Norman.  When people ask me what kind of dog he is, I'm going to say, "Californian."

But three dogs?  I know that it seems a little...nuts, and I've wondered in the last 48 hours if I'm hitting some kind of mid-life crisis, but then I had an epiphany when I woke up yesterday.  I can't have anymore kids so to replace the baby that my uterus has been longing to have, I went out and adopted a dog instead.

"It could have been worse," I told the Golfer.  "I could have gone down to South Central and bought a kid instead."

Much like Freddie, our other rescue puppy, this dog is just happy to have a home.  He's 8 months old and love to play and fetch a ball and sit on your lap.  Instead of snuggling with my new baby, I'm snuggling with Norman.

I come by this naturally.  I've always had pets, multiple pets.  In my lifetime I have owned a total of 6 dogs, 3 cats, 1 rabbit, a couple of parakeets, and one goldfish that lasted about 1 hour.  Oh, and then there's the 2 guinea pigs that I bought for my boys and the beta fish that the Golfer brought home with the Cheese (but you can read all about that in my book.)

A home without animals just feels weird to me.

Could you have just left him there?


Anonymous said...

He looks pretty happy on the white Pottery Barn sofa!

Baloney said...

That pup is ADORABLE!
I think I will surprise my own Golfer (the Doc) with an extra pup one day when my kids are a little older. For now the two giant dogs and the hamster are enough.
No way I would've been able to walk past Norman. I had a dream last night that I found puppies all over the yard -- and then I read this post. Hmmmm.