Remember before realty television, when there were sitcoms? Well, I've hatched a plan. I've been refining it for a few days. Mom and Dad are coming to collect their dog in a few weeks. I've kind of decided I like this dog. Rich has referred to her a couple of times as a "good dog". Do you know how hard it is to match my husband with a dog? I trust this dog with my children. But my parents are coming to take her back.
Our local SPCA has this dog waiting to be adopted. Her name is Sadie. Even rhymes with Cady, right? In the grand tradition of sitcoms, I'm planning on swapping dogs! I know, I know. Crazy.
They're both black lab like dogs. Floppy ears and intelligent eyes. Why don't I just adopt Sadie you ask? Because I don't know if she's a good match for my husband. I don't know if I can trust her with my kids. Hear me out now. Mom and Dad love dogs. Whatever dog they end up with will be spoiled. And if she's skittish with kids, we'll keep the kids away at Christmas.
In order to swap dogs, I need to stash Cady someplace. I've found her a safe house across the street with our neighbors. She even gets along with their little dog, Romeo. [Although all the kids in the neighborhood just call him RoRo.]
I suppose I could just ask Mom if she wanted to swap pets. She considered swapping cats with my sister Katrina last year. So, you know, she might consider it. But what about all the hijinks that would ensue with this sort of plan? Comic gold I tell ya.
If you live in the Gettysburg area and are interested in adopting Sadie, please visit the Adams County SPCA. While I really want her, I don't know if it's going to happen and she certainly seems like a dog who deserves a home.
And join us next week on Gettysburg Family when celebrity guest star Ted McGinley will make a special appearance!