I’m not mad, I promise. I just figured we should get all of the practical stuff out of the way first.
I thought you’d be more excited..
Well, some dogs can’t go downstairs, so I was just checking. Has he had his shots and everything?
Yes, I made sure all that stuff was taken care of.. You’re mad, aren’t you? I thought you’d like him..
Can he climb up and down stairs?
I.. I guess so. I don’t see why he wouldn’t be able to.
I um.. You want a dog. And I love you. This would be good for me. Because it’ll help me to see how I can handle something a little more demanding than Nala. We don’t want to talk about kids yet and that’s okay, but it’s like a tiny little way of seeing how I’d cope, even though it’s not the same. He was at the animal shelter and he only had a couple more days. I didn’t want to leave him there. He’s good with cats and he reminds me of you. He’s friendly and playful, and he’s stubborn. So um.. you can name him whatever you want and we can take him for walks and to the park. And then when he’s at home he can play with Nala and they’ll be best friends.