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!"


Little Hensley Fam said...

Dog probably does think that... but your daughter will remember that you loved her enough to keep the dog you hate, and that's important. Although, I have to give Harmony lots of props for the speech.. I don't think ANYONE could've argued with that. And you should e-mail the Disney people and chew them out for writing such good lines that your children quote back to you! lol!

crazymonsons said...

Hey Marie - I was just thinking about you today, wondering how you are doing. I was just reading your blog and I have to say how much I admire you for all your posts. I try so hard to ost often, but it just doesn't happen! I think you are so patient for keeping the dog. I love our dog, but if I had to do the puppy stage with her I probably would've given her away too. Of you need any help please let me know. SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!! I thinking about you!

The Anglesey Family said...

The first six months are the hardest! But once you get though those first few months....You will wonder why you every thought about giving him away! He is such a cutie! But I know how you feel. It gets better.