I didn’t intend on getting a puppy dog. Honest.. I daydreamed about it, but after trying a couple of times to adopt off of pet finder I gave up trying for a while. Better to focus on getting my house in order than introducing a new member.
A week ago, there was a Chihuahua-mix wandering in the middle of the street. When I called out to him, he put his tail between his legs and sat down there. He just waited for me to come and get him.
We traveled from door to door until my neighbor Mikey opened his door and gave me little Tank’s tale. As Mike and I chatted Tank kissed my ear. His owners couldn’t afford to keep him anymore and he was constantly escaping from the yard.
It looked like no one was home and so I took the little guy back to my house to fetch a leash so I could keep him with me while I gardened and watched for his family. They finally came looking for him forty-five minutes later and was surprised that I had him on a leash. I tried to explain the logic of putting him on it, but when his Momma came over she seemed want to rush him away. I asked about giving him a home and she said she would ask her daughter.
The next day, I watched little Tank being handed over to another neighbor. There was a disappointing thud in my heart. I had grown attached to the idea of Tank coming to live with me,but at least he had a home. Walking by his new home, I would look and just hoping he was happy.
Yesterday morning a man was running after Tank as he rounded the corner of my house. I said hello and asked after little Tank. He was still looking for a home. The man, whose name I never got, offered Tank to me. I accepted and asked if I could pick him up after work. Everything seemed good to go..
Tank, however, wasn’t home when I went to pick him. The man who opened the door in his superman boxers said he would bring him over later. The only knock on the door was a friend who came over to help me attach the garden hose to the faucet. He left with cookies and I busied myself with chores. The dishes are done, the floors swept and the laundry has been put away. Just no puppy…
I am not sure what happened.