For the past two months, I’ve been saying to Tony that I want a puppy—preferably a chocolate lab. We decided that if we were to get one, we’d wait until I was done with school this term so I’d have more time to take care of it.
As spirit would have it, when I came home from class last night there was the cutest little puppy lying on my living room floor!
Jeff, mine and Tony’s roommate, knew I wanted a puppy so when our neighbors offered to give her to us for free, he said he would wait and see if I wanted her.
Well, duh! Just look at her! She’s friggin’ adorable!
“It was like bringing Christmas to Ethiopians.” That was Jeff’s way of describing my reaction to seeing the puppy. Oh, man. My heart just melted when I saw her!
Our upstairs neighbors found her abandoned, infested with fleas, covered in dirt and with crud in her ears. They rescued her and brought her to the animal shelter to be cleaned. The shelter workers told my neighbors that if the puppy was to stay at the shelter, they would have to put her down, so they took her home.
We know nothing about her but we think she’s part lab and we think she’s about five or six months old.
I had the hardest time trying to figure out what to name her. I tried several names to see her reaction: Olivia, Anna, Emily. Nothing. No reaction. Then I tried Eva. Her head jumped right up and her tail started wagging. Eva is Hebrew for “giver of life.” With her given circumstances, I think it’s very fitting.
Eva is the newest member of my family. She’s sweet, cuddly and incredibly rambunctious. But I love her!
Me: “It fills the void of not having a baby.”
Tony: “I didn’t know there was a void.”
Me: “I figured it was best I didn’t tell you.”