And some dude walks up with a 6 week old golden retriever puppy in his hands. He listens to my spiel about the tickets, the odds, etc and says, “yes, I’ll take one, hold this”.
He then hands a very sleepy female puppy to me, who immediately tries to snuggle to be warm and safe.
“She’s for sale, you know” as he filled out his contact info on the raffle ticket.
I was tempted. Very tempted. Greatly so. I haven’t had a dog since August 13 2012. Haven’t wanted one, really.
But Puppy. pretty little girl labrador puppy. Damn.
I took his money, gave him his ticket and handed her back, not without reservations.