The kids have been walking a dog for friends who are away. I joined them for a lovely walk on the beach today. A bright October day.
All part of the “Can we get a dog?” campaign.
It’s been running for some time but has reached its peak this week.
Someone round every corner ready to ask.”Can we get a dog?”
“Can we Dad? Can we get a dog? Can we?”
Text messages too: Can we? Can we? Can we?
Last thing at night: “Can we?”.
First thing in the morning: “Dad? Can we?”.
I got an email from a workmate marked “Important!”
It said: “Get the weans a dug, go on,
I feel surrounded.
Tonight my younger daughter ran her mum a bath, layed out towels, assorted soaps and lotions and brought a brimming glass of wine.
“That was kind.” I said.
“No – I just want a dog.” Was the reply.