Blogging from A - Z about clothes...
Today was a very long and doggy day...
My husband Andy and I spend all morning shopping for Nora the Explorer, our soon-to-be-adopted dog. We buy a hot pink leash to go with her hot pink collar. We even find some hot pink pooper scooper bags. They come with their own dispenser that clips onto a leash. We buy a dog bed, though I doubt she’ll use it. I suspect Nora will want to join us on the sofa. Will she want to sleep on our bed? Will we let her? Of course we buy a huge bag of puppy food. But there is one thing we don’t buy.
“You should have seen the dog coat Dad wanted to buy for Nora,” I tell the girls, when we return home. “It was black and hot pink. It was so cute!”
“We can't let Nora get cold,” says Andy.
The girls laugh. “We thought you didn’t like dogs, Dad!”
Andy grins. He'll no longer be able to say, “I’m not a pet person.” We all know that’s just not true.
“If Nora needs a coat we can buy her one another day,” I say. "We can take her into the shop and make sure we get the right size."
Nora would look great in a black and hot pink coat, but does she really need one? I’m not sure. What do you think? The temperature does get down to freezing point overnight here in winter, but will Nora be outside at that time of day? No; she’ll probably be still curled up safely within the house, where it's nice and warm.
We put all the doggy supplies away. We eat lunch. I start to write my 'S' post. It’s about sports clothes. I am partway through the story when someone from the Animal Shelter phones. Can we come down and sign the adoption papers? Write my post or go with Andy to the Shelter? I abandon my writing. Maybe we'll get to see our dog.
We deal with the paperwork. Then we ask if we can see Nora for a few minutes. We can.
“Would you like a cuddle?” asks the animal carer.
“Oh yes, please!” I say.
A couple of minutes later, Nora appears on the end of a leash. She sits at our feet. Her tail goes thump! thump! on the ground. She is so cute!
As we drive home, I think about my 'S' post. My story isn’t nearly ready to publish. Will I manage to finish it so I can post it today? Do I even want to finish it? I realise I’ve lost interest in writing about sports clothes. I want to write about Nora instead.
Can I make my doggy day into my 'S' post? Is it an 'S' story? Is it a clothes story?
I have just written Some more about our dog Nora. I told you about all the doggy Supplies we bought. I mentioned the pink and black coat we might buy her. (She would look So cute in it!)
Yes, this is definitely an 'S' post about clothes.
By the way, Nora is nothing like the dog in this photo. In fact she's the complete opposite of Princess. So have you got an idea of what Nora the Explorer looks like? I hope so!