Prompt #61: Attachment & Letting Go
Since we lost our last dog, Ely, aka The Best Bad Dog in the World, I have spent hours scrolling Petfinder.com My husband and I are planning some extended travel, so we have agreed that now is not the time to adopt a dog. So I have to scroll in secret. Looking at dogs is my porn. And there are so many dogs out there, looking for homes. So many people got a pet during the pandemic, and now that people have gone back to work, so many of these animals are being dumped at shelters. I know I can’t save them all, but maybe I can help out with one. Or two?
My husband has said no way to fostering one dog. We are both busy. We travel a lot. He’s afraid I will get attached and not be able to give up the foster (he’s likely not wrong). All of this is true (he’s the more sensible one), but still…I’m obsessed with dogs—I am a dog person without a dog) though if I keep pushing I may be a wife without