When I returned from Honduras, “Let’s get a puppy” were the words I was greeted with. Actually, it was more like “We are getting a puppy…tomorrow afternoon.” Oh joy.
After our black lab Bill passed away in December, it has been quiet around the house. While I was in Honduras was the first time in 20+ years that Beth had been totally alone at home, at least that’s the emotional logic she used to get her way. I do miss Bill, but was rather enjoying life in the winter without the added responsibility of another dog, especially a puppy to be trained.
Do I fight this losing battle, or do I give in graciously? It wouldn’t have mattered either way. It was already a done deal…I just didn’t know it yet!
Meet Ruby, our new dog.
She is a “Blue Doberman,” whatever the hell that is. I’ve never had a doberman – just muts, a border collie, and a black lab. Why a “Blue Doberman” when she is actually gray? And why are her ears different from a normal doberman? WHAT? WE have to cut them? I don’t know about that yet.
The path to happiness is usually the path of the least resistance, so I am sure that Ruby will end up looking however her new momma wants her to. I just want her to have one of those mean looking spiked collars like the dog on Magnum PI had!
Ruby is adapting very nicely to her new life. She told me she loves going to the boat and also told me that on the two times she fell in the lake…she actually jumped in. She is already best friends with our black lab boating buddy, Hannah. And she doesn’t howl. Thank God.
OK, I admit it. I like the new dog but what is it about women and puppies anyway?
That said, I am going to try something different today:
“Buy THIS home THIS WEEKEND and get a free puppy and fenced back yard.”
Hopefully somewhere there will be a wife with a weak husband that reads this.
What kind of puppy? You decide!
Trey Lewis is a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Tennessee with Ole South Realty, 615.896.0019 direct 615.593.6340. Specializing in new home sales in the Greater Nashville area to include Nashville, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Spring Hill, Tennessee