Last week, we took a short trip to Orlando to unwind, and prepare for the holidays. While we were there, we found Santa and Mason sat on his lap for the very first time. He’d never wanted to do it before. Mason walked right up to him, sat on one knee, and swung his feet over Santa’s other knee…
Santa glanced at me, and said he would need to do some research. Later, I explained to Mason that he’s eight years old, and far too big of a boy to ride a dog, any dog. He said okay. He still wanted one.
A few days later, after we got home, we were all leaving one morning to do some shopping, and we found this letter, rolled into a scroll, and tied with silver ribbon, hanging from our front door:
Unfortunately, they had to put her back in the kennel while we did the paperwork but she was smiling because she knew she’d found herself a new boy!
We learned she is a 3-month-old lab/chow mix, which explains her soft, teddy bear hair. Mason is over the moon!!! And, so are the rest of us!!
After losing our beloved Percy last Spring, I didn’t think I could ever go through that again but there are so many sweet, furry creatures who need a warn home and a loving human pack to take care of them. I’m so glad we made the decision to expand our family once again. 🙂
THIS WEEK’S MASONISM
“I’m glad, glad, glad! So many glads!!”
From everyone at WritersWeekly and BookLocker, we wish you all a safe, wonderful, and loving Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa!!
Angela Hoy lives on a 52' Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch (sailboat) with her family and pets. She is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, BookLocker.com, and AbuzzPress, and the author of 19 books. Keep up with her family's adventurous liveaboard lifestyle at GotNoTanLines.com.
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