Thursday, April 30, 2009

The baby thing

Well, the whole "have another baby" thing doesn't seem to be in our favor.


I got an e-mail yesterday from a dear friend of mine who lives in a college town about 2.5 hours from here. It had been forwarded several times, but the e-mail originated Monday and was a desperate plea for a forever home for a chocolate lab. A male. Three years old.

My heart did a somersault in my chest.

Since I can't seem have another baby to love, maybe I need another DOG!

I hesitated mentioning it to H.

After all, we live in a townhouse with only a small to moderate size yard. And we don't believe in outdoor dogs. We're talking a second indoor dog. A BIG second indoor dog. To go with our FIRST big indoor dog.

I think I'm losing my mind here.

But then I swallow my emotions and begin to read the e-mail to him. He immediately says, "E-mail her and tell her if we're the LAST resort we'll take him."

My fingers F.L.E.W. over the keyboard. I had tons of questions about him, their family, etc. Then I deleted it all and started over again. Yes, we would be willing to take him if they couldn't find anyone else. Has he been around young children? Is he an indoor dog now? *send*

As soon as I got up this morning, I checked my e-mail.
Around 8:30 checked my e-mail (on my cell phone).
10:00, checked again.
11:00, AGAIN.
1:00...this is it. One last time. SURELY she's responded by now!

Did I mention the whole losing my mind thing?

That's odd. So I called H. "Have you checked my e-mail at home, HONEY?" (gritted teeth on HONEY!)

Sheepish response, "Yes. I wanted to know if the dog lady had responded.", maybe he's as interested as me!!!

He tracked down the initial e-mail to find her phone number and called her. She had a valid reason for not responding to me (a really, really valid reason, actually).

You can tell she loves this dog so much. She has two or three families that are interested in him. Before she gives him to his forever family, she wants to meet each one so she knows she's sending him to someone who will love him and take good care of him.

She and H had a great conversation. She's going to call us in a few days to set up a time to meet us.

I just hope I can convince her that we're the right family.

Even if it does mean that I've lost my mind.


Andi said...

I think this is a wonderful idea!!!(but then again I have FOUR cats, so who am I to say?!)LOL-
I know I have said this before, but I get the whole baby thing. I REALLY do.
Still praying for you just adding in prayers about a new doggie addition! :)
Much love.

Christina said...

ooh, exciting! I have a friend who's suffered similar heartbreak, and their new puppy has helped them heal so much!

Maggie said...

My fingers are crossed that things work out in the best way for you!

Kyla said...

Awww! I hope you guys get him!