I got a great parking spot this morning.
It’s probably because there’s only four of us here today.
I had a good Christmas yesterday, and I hope you did, too. The holidays were going to be a little rough, no matter what I did, and Christmas wasn’t as rocky as I had been afraid it would be. Plus, I went and saw "Marley and Me" by myself last night, so any tears I had welling up had a normal, acceptable outlet in the crowded movie theatre filled with other women who were also crying.
I want a dog soooo bad. I’ve always wanted a golden retriever. When I was in sixth grade, my mom finally broke down and said we could get a dog, something I had been campaigning for since birth. We picked out a golden retriever puppy from a local shelter. Unfortunately, it died of parvovirus after a week, due to inhumane conditions at the shelter.
The vet said we could get another dog, but it would have to be a full-grown one, because any puppy we got would be exposed to the same area and infections as the puppy. That’s how we came to get Shadow, our black lab/mutt. She’s 12 years old now, and her age is showing. I miss having her around. My grandpa told me yesterday that she probably won’t be around much longer.
Someday, when I don’t live in a duplex with two other people and hardwood floors, I would like to have:
1) a golden retriever mix, or
2) a corgi, or
3) a yellow lab mix, or
4) a mutt
Actually, any dog of mine would be a mutt, but I want some distinguishable features in there. Shadow is at least part black lab, but she’s also part skinny-dog and short-haired dog. Those are official names, by the way.
Go see "Marley and Me." See it if you want a family, or a dog. See it if you had a fight with your spouse or if you feel like life didn’t work out quite the way you had planned.
The last movie I saw by myself was "Clerks II." This was so much better.
Shadow, the best lab/skinny/short-hair mix ever. As seen with Steve the Cat.