Monday, July 07, 2008
I was so frustrated with Astro this morning. Maybe some of you noticed. I was all prepared to hand him over to the next person who walked through our door. What I wasn't prepared for was Harmony. She started bawling. She wouldn't let go of Astro. She begged. She pleaded. She cried and cried. I took her upstairs so I could talk to her away from Astro, and she cried in my arms. "He is my best friend. He makes me happy. He makes me laugh. When I am sad he makes me feel better. I will clean up all his messes. If he chews up anything else,I will pay for it out of my allowance." I was prepared to give her every reason in the book to get rid of him, and than she pulled out the big guns..."Mom, when we bought him they asked you how long you were going to keep him and you said forever. Besides remember what they say on Lilo and Stitch? Ohana means family. Family means no one gets left behind." How can you argue with that? I mean honestly. I made her clean up all the throw up. I made her wash out his kennel of the diahrea he had in there. She did it willingly as long as she could just keep him. She saved him. He still has a home. But every time he looks at me, I get this feeling that he is thinking "sucker!"