Wednesday, February 9, 2011


One night in May of my junior year of high school, my best friend Katie and I were at the soccer fields.  We were hanging out and talking with friends when this precious little tan puppy came running up to us.  We oohed and ahhed over her and then realized that she belonged to our friend James.  His dog Sport just had a litter of puppies, and he was bringing this little girl to the fields in an effort to find her an owner.  Well his plan worked.  Before the night was over, Katie and I had the sweet little puppy in the car with us, and we were on our way to Bruno's to find some food. (it is important to note here that Katie and I had been trying to convince my parents to let me get a dog for a good six months and they were not caving)  So we leave Bruno's with several things of canned dog food (which in of itself shows that I don't know anything about puppies), and Katie drops us off at my house.  At this point, my mom is asleep and my dad is out of town, so I put the precious little puppy on the screened in porch and leave a note for my mom on the back door.  I had a rather sleepless night, worried about what my mom was going to say; I was a goodie two shoes and going against my parents was not usually in my nature.  But I knew if they only saw this precious little puppy they would fall in love too.  So I wake up on Sunday morning and my mom has not seen the note or the puppy.  So I break the news to her and she immediately goes out to this little bundle of love.  And as predicted, she falls in love!  She says that I can keep her as long as Dad said it was okay.  I knew then that we were home free because if Mom said yes, Dad would too!

Allie was the best puppy.  She let me hold her and snuggle with her (at least when she was really little) and she was there to lick away the tears when my first real boyfriend broke up with me.  When I left for college, she became more of Mom and Dad's dog, but she always remembered who brought her home!  She was always good to bring a smile to my face and loved being chased more than any dog I have ever seen.  She lived 11 wonderful years, but today she went home to doggy heaven.  I am so glad that she gets to run and play like she used to and that she doesn't have to be blind anymore.  She was a wonderful dog and will be missed, but I know she is much happier running on the streets of gold.  Because as we know, all dogs go to heaven! :)

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