Ding-a-ling! “…a dog is a great addition to any family!” The gray form of a man and woman passed through the doorway. Hope filled me as I noticed they were heading my way!.
After 3 weeks in the pound watching people pass me by, here was my chance! I looked around my cold, gray cage and imagined a warm home filled with love. I could already see myself curled up in front of the fire in the fireplace. The gray towel I lay on became a fluffy rug. The yips and growls of the other animals in the pound became the laughter of children come to play. It would have a big dog house outside with lots of toys. I could already imagine a bright blue door welcoming me to my new home.
Clang! The sound of the cage door opening brought me back. “You’ll love Penny! She is very sweet and playful.” Arms reached past me and picked up a tiny white dog. Yip! “Oh she is just precious! I know Claire will love her for Christmas.”
As the voices trailed off, I realized that they hadn’t wanted me after all. Of course they didn’t want you. Who wants an ugly brown mutt without a name? I shook my head and rested it down on my paws. A single tear slid from my eye as I realized I would be stuck here forever in this dull gray cage.
Suddenly, a flash of blue caught my eye. I looked up and saw a boy with bright blue eyes, face pressed up against the cage. Thump thump my tail starts wagging hopefully.
“Mom! Look at this one!” A lady came over with the same sparkling blue eyes. “Oh isn’t he a cutie!?” We’ll take this one home and call him Bear”.