Pets & Animal

Gifting love with a pet

I have a confession to make. Many years ago, I gifted an incredibly funny, loving, and lanky dog to my mother for Christmas. I was fostering him through some medical issues and my mother had met him during that time. After those meetings, my mother would talk about him nonstop.

Then, one day near Christmas, I visited my parents with the pup. When it was time to go, I began gathering my things. My mother helped gather up the pup. I stopped her and said, “No, he’s staying. He’s yours now.” I walked away from my mother’s shocked face and went to my car to get all the supplies she needed. I had a box filled with toys, bowls, food and more. Then, I left.