The Cutest Puppy

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Did anyone find any great holiday savings deals on Cyber Monday? I didn't. I checked out many online stores and didn't find anything great to buy. There was so much hype about all the great savings retailers were going to offer yesterday. I gave up by noon and being that it was so nice outside, I took my little girl out to eat lunch and enjoy the beautiful, yet unusual, November weather. After lunch, we walked around and I saw a DVD rental store and decided to check it out. The store was beautifully decorated inside.
My daughter screamed "fishy!" a minute into my browsing the DVDs collections. Well, what a surprise - the store sells fishes, puppies, water fountains, aquariums, and rents DVDs.

My little girl was so excited. She asked right away if she could have a pet and the answer, of course, was a no. We walked around and saw the cutest puppy:



By this time, my daughter was in heaven. She wanted the puppy. I wanted the puppy. It was the cutest dog I have ever seen. The pup costs $899 and it was the sale price too. That's just a tad too expensive! The nagging thought of my girls not old enough to take care of the pup and flash thoughts of my parents' two dogs made me realized right then I didn't want to take up the responsibility. Right next to the pup's stall was a another puppy stall:


My daughter wasn't interested in the other dogs, she walked back to the first one. We walked around to look at the fishes. She wanted the puppy and I told her I'll get her a pet fish. She exclaimed, "A fish is not a pet"! These two fishes are huge. I don't like big fishes. It's hard to discard them when they die.






I had her pick from this pond:



After going back and forth and several rounds of looking at fishes, my daughter said she didn't want her fish, she only wanted the puppy. The good thing about my little one is when I tell her I will think about it and I will come back to buy whatever she asks for, she doesn't throw a tantrum. She said good bye to the pup before we left the store.

After thinking it through for a day, I told my little one that when she's older, she can have a dog but not now. She was sad but got over it by the end of the day. Pheww...I'm glad she took it well!




15 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh I have been there, done that with all three of my children. We got a dog when my middle one was in college and the youngest 14! Now we are trying to decide if we should adopt an older dog from the local animal shelter so it could have a "home for its remaining years". And if you ever decide to get a pup, please check out shelters! They are so much cheaper and some of them will have already spayed or neutered the animal. As for Cyber Monday I thought it was a big bust, at least for me. I think you had a much better time with your little girl! Have a nice week.

KN said...

Are you serious, a pet fish? lol...

ladyviral said...

Now that ought to be a hard moment to dealt with. Eventually I haven't gone through that of course. But I would probably end up buying the puppy, because I love a puppy too XD.

Superman said...

Actually fish is easier to take care than a dog as the area is contain. I keep fish as pet also. Hehe. But girls seldom like one.
The big fish in the first fish photo is river fish which can be found in some river over in Malaysia. We call it "Kaloi". I did kept one before and the size is really big. Can grow up to 60cm.

Rose Belle said...

@Cheryl - thanks for the heads up about animal shelters. If I ever let my girls get a dog, it'll be when they are in their teens.

@KN - I get that reaction alot, maybe it's cos fishes are considered as pets?

@Ladyviral - I was so tempted to buy the pup but I had to be firm about not owning one while my girls are still young.

@Superman - Oh of course, dogs require ALOT of work. I used to live with two. You recognize the big fishes? You must know a lot about fishes then.

levian said...

what an obedient girl you've got! i have always wanted a dog but its the same "no" from my mum. so i forcefully brought home a cat instead. she went crazy but soon accept it. :p

Rose Belle said...

@Levian - You were lucky that you mom allowed you to keep your cat. My brother pulled that trick once and brought a pup home but my parents were firm on their decision so they made him return the pet. It was sad to watch the pup go but my parents were very strict when I was growing up.

Jaiden said...

Hi, found you on Plurk n not sure if i entered the info correctly. anyhoo, dogs are cute to own. i have two but a bit of work though. my friend has one that looks just like the pix. good dog or maybe she trained hers right?

Jaiden said...

forgot to mention one more thing. fishes die faster so dogs are better. just giving you my two cents. :0

Dora said...

I always love to keep a doggie but staying at the condo is not possible to keep one alth some ppl still doing that here... Hey your girl is good there, she is willing to accept what u've told her!

Rose Belle said...

@Jaiden - dogs are more costly and more work even though fishes have a shorter life span

@Dora - Condos are harder to keep pets as a lot of them have no pet policy. My little one is good as for now, hope always though :)

Mei Teng said...

That's a cute puppy. But taking care of pets is a huge responsibility.

foongpc said...

Oh, that's a cute puppu alrite! But I don't like to have dog as pets cos its lifespan is shorter than us humans and I know I will be broken hearted when it dies one day!

Rose Belle said...

@Mei Teng - Pets are a big responsibility financially and emotionally

@Foongpc - I agree with you 100% on this and this is the same thing I tell everyone too. It's too painful to love pets knowing that their life span is short.

Ryhen Satch said...

You are right about pets - they are a big pain in the lower vicinity of the human rear. Actually, we have cats in our house that we don't even own. They belong to our neighbors. They kinda imposed themselves as our pets because they assume it's appropriate to do so considering they eat our leftover foods. Talk about animal rights... jeepers!