a true story

Him: Someone gave my brother a dog he didn’t want anymore.

Me: Uh huh.

Him: Should we take her? Brother says he’ll keep her if we don’t want her.

Me: Then let your brother keep her. He already has her.

Him: I like dogs.

Me: Uh huh.

Him: I can train her. I’ve trained dogs before.

Me: 20 years ago. When you were 25. You can’t train yourself now.

Him: *brings dog home for visit*

Him: Isn’t she nice?

Me: Uh huh.

Him: I’ll take her back now.

Me: OK

Him: *calls from brother’s house* I’m going to leave now. But she’s staring at me.

Me: Who is?

Him: The dog. She keeps looking at me.

Him and kids: It’s up to you. If you don’t want a dog, then we won’t keep her.

Me: We just adopted a cat that is still adjusting, a cat with trust issues and a fear of everything except youngest son. I’m not a dog person in general. She’s very nice, but let her stay at your brother’s house where she’ll have other dogs to play with and space to run. We live in the city.

Him and Kids: It’s up to you. Yes or no?

Me: I believe I answered this already. No.

Him: *brings dog home* We have a dog!

maddie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(truth in advertising – this happened 8 years ago – dog is still with us, and so is another cat. Original cat with trust issues hates all of us indiscriminately, except for youngest son)

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