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November 29, 2013 2 Comments 
Last year when we went to the Turks and Caicos, we expected to do the things people do on beach vacations.
Swim. Play in the sand.
Maybe go for a quick boat ride.
Who knows? There might not be enough time, between eating and reading.
Then one day your wife and daughter go for a hike and find a box of puppies that someone had abandoned.
You take them to a shelter and get attached to one.
You think, He’s cute, yes, but he’s not coming home with us.
His face and his little puppy howl finally break you.
And so you bring him home.
And he becomes enormous.
And an addict.
He will do absolutely anything for whipped cream. You really didn’t see that coming.
He also quite enjoys the taste of homework, but is easily shamed about it.
But oh, can he run. He absolutely loves to run. You find yourself taking him everywhere, and you’re running and he’s running and both of you are smiling, and you reach down with your hand and he bumps into you with his nose and you continue on, thinking it was one of the best decisions of your life — to bring him home. And that’s even before you notice that when your daughter is home and he can’t find her or if she’s gone and he’s lonely, he goes and lays down next to her door, waiting patiently for his favorite human.
Later when you’re tired and trying to watch TV, there he is right next to you, breathing through his mouth and sighing, and you’re like, Dude, be quiet. My stories.
So we’re headed back to Turks and Caicos today.
Dana bought a mess of supplies for the local shelter, which does an astounding job caring for abandoned or feral dogs like your own. And we’re all going to spend a day volunteering. Cleaning. Bathing. Walking puppies and fighting the urge to bring them all home to mouth breathe and eat homework.
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