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Sadie longed for a dog of her own. She daydreamed about how wonderful it would be to have a dog who belonged just to her. How she would love her dog! She would care for him, feed him, brush him and train him. He would always welcome her when she came home from whatever excursion she’d been enjoying. He would always be at her side when she was home.
And then, one bright and glorious day, her longing was fulfilled!
Her mom and dad took the family to a farm where some Cavachon puppies were ready to be adopted. Sadie’s ten-year-old heart melted at the sight of the little dogs, who were part Cavalier King Charles spaniels and part Bichon Frise. “Cute” didn’t even begin to describe how appealing they were.
Sadie picked out the one she wanted with very little hesitation, and her heart was riding on a cloud all the way home. Cavachons, at least this one, wanted to be cuddled more than anything in the world, and Sadie was more than happy to oblige.
After the first couple of days, though, she began to understand better what her mom and dad had been telling her before she got the pup. “It’s a lot of work to train a puppy. They have to learn not to mess in the house. They have to be watched constantly so they don’t chew everything in sight. They are NOT obedient until you’ve had the time and patience to teach them. They cry, they want constant attention. If he’s really going to be your dog, you’re the one who has to be his main caregiver and trainer. It’s a LOT of work, but if you’re patient, you’ll have a wonderful companion for many years.”
She did love him. She was already the one he looked for first. But she was tired and discouraged after the first couple of days, finally realizing that her mom and dad had been exactly right.
Still. It was puppy love at first sight. Her longing had been realized. She would do this.