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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Almost

We came thiiiiiis close to having a new member in our family yesterday.

The kids and I went to the mall to return a couple of items and let the kids spend the gift cards that were burning holes in their pockets. The place was practically deserted at 8 in the morning so we walked the length of the mall.

And went into the pet store where we ran into the cutest little thing.

It was a black, female pug puppy.

The exact puppy Carl wants; he's been talking about getting one since we rescued Grimmy. If he had been with us, I have no doubt I would be potty training a little one again.

I didn't ask how much she cost - I probably would have choked. Instead I just held her, smelled her sweet puppy breath, and kissed her cheeks and head. Then I handed her back to the store employee, grabbed each kid's hand and walked out of the store dragging them behind me. All I kept saying was "No. No. No!"

It was hard leaving her behind, but it is for the best.

9 comments:

jo(e) said...

This is why I stay away from pet stores ....

SkippyMom said...

I am sitting here at 4 am and contemplating anew puppy in our house...and here you are giving me ideas.

SkippyDad SO wants a little Pugsley...Skippy? Chesapeake Bay....big no, no right now.

Which do you think I am coming home with tomorrow?....

Update around 2 pm...giggle....

Hugs! [and as cute as your tans are...I knew a girl with the sweetiest, little snoogly black growing up -Hi Elaine! - and that is what I want too!]

I will call...giggle....for tips!

Marni said...

Skip: Sooooo jealous! Can't wait to see the new one.

Asthmagirl said...

It must be like Chihuahuas... it's so hard to stop once you get started... I mean really, what's one more?!

Marni said...

I've always said pugs are like potato chips -- you can't have just one!

klasieprof said...

OH you SOO did the right thing. We lost a puppy who got away and got hit last year, and every once in a while the urge hits.
Then..I think about puppy poop, puppy barf, and basically it being a year before they are good companions...and..well..."walk on by....walk on by"....
GOOD saying no. THINK about it..and pray for it to go to a DIFFERENT loving family!

Marni said...

I know she will go to a good family -- not as good as OURS, but good enough.

Burfica said...

I do that every time I leave best friends animal sanctuary. Chant no no no no And leave in a hurry. lol

Canadian flake said...

lol this is why I don't even go into the pet store....I am such a sucker for a cute face...lol