|Our son D with his 2 birds at the humane society: Jet and Mariline |
(or something, why do you bother naming birds?)
Humane Society Staff #1 (HS1): Oh look, here comes a nice looking family to adopt more pets!
Humane Society Staff #2 (HS2): Yup, looks like a Mom and a bunch o 'kids.
HS1: Hmmmmm... single Mom?
HS2: Nope, I see a ring on her finger. Oh! I bet she is adopting more pets without telling her husband!
HS1: Yes! Right! Because that happens ALL the time.
HS2: I'll bet you $20 that she didn't tell her husband.
HS1: You're on!
HS2: Hi! Welcome to the Humaine Soci... oh, its you guys again! How is Electra?
Wife: Electra is great! She sleeps on my bed, and has replaced my husband. This adoption is doing strange things to my head.
HS1: Well what can we do for you today, do you want another dog?
Wife: No, not another dog. My son would like a couple of birds!
HS1: Oh, and is the husband OK with that? He didn't seem to happy about the dog?
Wife: Oh he loves the dog now. Annnnd, well, when we spoke, he said "No birds!"
HS2: HA! See! Where is my 20$!
HS1: Wait a second, she said she DID tell her husband. The bet wasn't that she wasn't going to listen to him. Just that she told him.
Wife: That's right, I did tell him. I'm just ignoring him.
HS2: Okay, well, we can hook you up with a couple of birds...
Son: YAY!!! Oh look! There is a crazy one! I want that one!
... a little while later ...
Wife: Okay, we are ready to go. Lets go kids!
HS1: Goodbye! Good luck with the birds!
HS2: ... and come back tomorrow! We'll help you get a cat!
Okay, so maybe the conversation didn't go exactly like that... I mean, I wasn't there, so how could I know. But I have a sneaky suspicion that it went something like that. They did tell the wife to come back today though to get a cat... that part I know.
Sooooo, yes, we now have: mice (unwanted), a cat (unintended), a dog (
|Daughter G with Electra, okay, fine, she is a cute dog...|
*siiiigh* Anyway, on a side note, I'm really proud of our son D who adopted these birds. This is a big step for him, to have something that he has to care for and take care of, hopefully without killing them...
Oh, and yes, I did buy a "stereo" - but it was for the wife ... there will be a blog about that later...
Oh, and to all you other Adoptive Moms out there, "encouraging" my wife with new animals to adopt... STOP IT! You're not helping! :-)