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Rated: E · Book · Personal · #2220524
My first attempt at something like this so it should be an interesting ride.
#982407 added April 30, 2020 at 3:54pm
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Woof!
30th April Prompt
Shelters are seeing an increase in adoption and fostering rates right now since nobody wants to be #SaferAtHome alone! Tell us about your pet. If you don’t have one, tell us about your ideal pet!


This prompt was the first e mail that I read this morning. You know that way that you scan a sentence and don’t really take it in properly?

What? There is a surge in adopting kids? How come in the world we have now? All that went through my mind before I got to the word “pet”.

Ha, I had that totally wrong.
Its been a long time since there was a pet in my life. Do tropical fish count as pets? I had some of them about 40 years ago.

I had a dog at around about the same time. She was a lovely Doberman. I only had her for about a year. Because of family commitments I had to find a good home for her.

I like the idea of having a dog, but I live in a shared house with four guys and a dog wouldn’t be a good addition to our household. And it wouldn’t be fair on the dog, if/when I go back to work and leave it at home alone all day.

But when I retire, I think I would like a canine companion. Not a cat, they are just too spooky!
The idea of walking on the beach with a chocolate Labrador sounds appealing to me. They are such a loyal breed of dog and would mix well with my young grandkids.

We had a dog when I was about ten years old. Her name was Lucky, my brother and I named her after one of the puppies in One Hundred and One Dalmatians. That was near the end of the sixties. Lucky followed us everywhere, she would run after a ball or a stick that we threw all day. My grandad always used to say that we would kill that poor dog one day!

Yes, so it will be a chocolate Labrador for me. That sounds like fun.
Woof!

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