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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

To Dog or not to Dog

Eh! I forgot to post my limerick for National Limerick day. So here it is in all its splendor:

We recently got a new puppy
We got him a leash and a cuppy
He's just like a child
He's sweet and he's wild
When he poops we wish he was a guppy
© 2015 by H. Linn Murphy
So what actually happened is someone dumped this puppy in the back of the pick-up in front of our house along with a bag of dog food. We really hadn't planned on getting a dog. My son has wanted a dog so much he can taste it, for years. We jokingly get him fake dogs. I don't know. Maybe we're a little bit warped.

So we got this dog the other night. Immediately the kids named him and went and bought him a leash and a collar. And then when he slipped that one a few times, they bought a choke chain. They're sleeping next to him and walking him and potty training him. It's going to be some serious heartbreak if we don't keep him.

But we also have a family trip coming up. And we have a wedding in the works along with being extremely busy. Dogs are expensive and training one is time consuming. They chew things up and poop all over and get out of the gate and die and get diseases.

But every day that goes by Riley (Bazinga) burrows further into our hearts.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like your kids are thrilled. If they do all the work, all the better.