A couple of weeks ago, I was going through my facebook feed , trying to make myself tired enough to fall asleep. While doing so, I happened upon the most adorable creature on the planet. His name is Joey. Of course, I woke Kyle up from a dead slumber to show him pictures of my new love.
Love at first sight?
I now know it exists.
I put the little puggle bug out of my mind, because I told myself NO PUG until I finish with grad school. I do not have the time.
But the more pictures they posted of him (he’s at a pug shelter in Nebraska) the more my heart melted. I started to scheme. My apartment doesn’t allow pets, could I find one that would? Yes! And it’s owned by the same company as the one I live in, so I wouldn’t have to pay a fee to break the lease.
But it’s more expensive. And a major deposit for the dog. Plus the adoption fee for the dog. Plus the cost of owning a dog. No problem! Kyle and I will just move in together. What better reason for co-habitation! Come to me my puggle friend.
In case you were wondering, this is exactly how my mind works when someone suggests I come run a race with them. I work out HOW it can all come to be, without looking at any of the downsides.
After sending my mom pictures of her new grandpug, I started realizing the flaws. And I got extremely sad. “I shouldn’t adopt Joey, should I?” I said to Kyle with crocodile sized tears running down my face. “Probably not….”
And then came the signs from the universe. Do any of you pay attention to these? The silly little signs that URGE you to make major life decisions (yes, I know. I lead a SUPER tough life, in that my MAJOR life decision is pug ownership. EAD. J)
First was the ring. The adorable pug ring I saw on outblush. With the designer JERI. I mean really.
Next, I went to my local library to grab some books, and there was a wall of magazines to take for free. Naturally there was one all about PUGS, that I snatched up.
While on my 18 mile run on Saturday, I ran by the dog park, and there were not one, but two pugs running around having the greatest afternoon of their lives. I wish I would’ve been doing a non-important run, I would’ve gone and played with them.
And the fact that I realized that our pups names would rhyme, that pretty much sealed the deal, eh? (Kyle’s dog is Zooey).
Le sigh. So no pug. For now. But I think I’ve realized that I can’t wait until I’m done with school, so the wheels have been set in motion. Not to mention that Joey’s picture is still the background on my Droid…. And the screensaver on Kyle’s iPhone (that I put on there, but that’s neither here nor there).
Why you no adopt me Jerbear?