Monday, July 26, 2010
Welp, this Saturday I came very close to getting a dog. Jenn, A friend of a friend, found this perfectly healthy beagle abandoned at a dog park. This beagle was in his kennel, with a leash, new dog bed, and dog food. Being the good person that she is, Jenn hung out for a while with the dog hoping the owner would return. After a couple hours had passed and no owner in sight, Jenn decided to take the dog home. Once she gets him home she discovers that this dog is completely house broken AND knows a good number of commands. This dog is awesome and its crazy to believe someone abandoned him. Unless, he turns into some sort of scary creature when he comes in contact with water, I don't see a problem with him.
Well Jenn kept this beagle for roughly a week and realized her busy schedule would not permit her to give this precious dog the time and attention he deserves. Therefore, Jenn began searching for someone or some family to take him in. As she searched no one was responding to her request. Jenn then came to Lubbock from Dallas with the beagle. On Saturday, my friend Hilary invited me to go to froyo with her and Jenn. At the time I didn't know Jenn from a hole in the wall but froyo was involved so I gladly accepted the invite. As we're sitting there eating our froyo and talking, Jenn casually ask if I am looking for a dog. I told her I hadn't been looking recently but definitely was not opposed to getting one. Jenn then told me of how she found Biscuit the Beagle! I was instantly intrigued. Next, Jenn offered to take me, and everyone else who was there (my friends Hilary and Mary), to the apartment she was staying at so I could see the dog. The other three arrived before I did so they were already outside playing with Biscuit. When I pulled up at the apartment, I got out my car, and before I knew it little Biscuit was running towards me and jumped into my arms. Needless to say it was an instant connection. Biscuit and I hit it off immediately and proceeded to play together for another hour. As I was leaving Jenn told me she had been talking to this family with three daughters about possibly taking Biscuit. However, if they decided not to take him then he would be mine.
After tossing and turning all night due to anxiety over possibly getting Biscuit, I got out of bed around 8am Sunday morning. In order to keep my racing mind and high anxiety under control I spent the next several hours cleaning my apartment top to bottom. I wanted Biscuit to come into a spotless apartment. I also made sure the entire apartment was "doggy" proofed. After working diligently for hours to get my place to sparkle I still had not heard from Jenn about whether or not I was going to get the dog. Jenn had told me she would make her decision before leaving at 2pm to go back to Dallas. I sat around after cleaning my apartment in nail biting anticipation. Before I knew it 2pm came and went and still no word from Jenn. To help keep my nerves under control I went to see a movie, Toy Story 3, which was a great final installment of such a wonderful franchise. Anyways, I got out of the movie around 7pm and still nothing. I came home, made some dinner, and started watching some of my DVR'd shows to try and pass more time until I heard something about Biscuit and until Entourage came on. Well its now 11pm and finally I get the highly anticipated update. As I opened the text, my heart is racing in excitement and some fear. The text opens and there it is. That family decided to take Biscuit after all. The whole day spent anxiously waiting for a decision and there it was...no Biscuit for me.
Although I didn't get Biscuit, I couldn't be totally upset. The family who got Biscuit has three little girls who I am sure will love to have a young dog they can grow up with over the years. Plus, I think this whole ordeal has showed me that I am probably ready for a dog again. I have been a little hesitant after that last one didn't work out. Not to mention all the money I had to shell out to repair the damage he caused to my apartment. Regardless, I am ready for another dog. I was going to wait until I moved into a house after my lease is up in September but I am ready now. Therefore, when I get back from vacation I will be looking for a great dog to adopt from one of the local shelters. I am actually pretty excited to do this. I am definitely going to do my homework and only get a dog I feel good about adopting.
Anyways, thanks for listening.