Stanley – The
My partner Eric and I had different views on having a pet dog in our home. I very much wanted a dog and he- well not so much. In May of 2008 after months and months of “dropping hints” about us having a dog, one day he asked “if you were to get a dog, what kind of dog would you want? I had already determined in my mind that I wanted to adopt a dog who was in need of a home as opposed to buying a specific breed. So naturally, my response to him was “I don’t know, it is a matter of meeting the dog and when we see each other Ill know that he or she is the one”. I immediately followed that sentence with “September will be my month. After the summer has ended that is the month we will get our dog.” Eric said something to the effects of, Wait a minute; I don’t know about that, I was just asking what kind of dog? I looked at him, smiled and again said “September is the month that we will get our dog”.
That September my cousin Christine had invited us to join her “down the shore” in a beach house she had for the week. Unbeknownst to us, she had also invited her long time friend Lori. The two of them had a falling out several months earlier and hadn’t spoken to each other in sometime. For some reason Christine felt the urge to mend the friendship, in turn calling Lori and inviting her to join us.
The first evening there we were all enjoying each others company, laughing and have a great time when out of nowhere Lori looked at me and asked, “do you know anyone looking for a puppy?” She continued to say she had bought a puppy and really didn’t have the time to train him etc. and had to find him a home quickly. Talk about the twilight zone. Eric and I instantly looked at each other and his words to me were “you want him, don’t you”? I immediately said yes and I told you September would be month.
That same week on Friday afternoon I met Lori and Stanley. Stanley ran to me as fast as fast could be and with his little nubby tail wagging he jumped into my arms with excitement. There was an instant connection and I couldnt have loved him more. The joy he has brought us is indescribable. As for Eric, who really wasn’t sure that he wanted a dog, he wouldn’t trade him for the world!