Lina and the Pokey Little Puppy
Saturday, December 26, 2015
For Christmas, I made a bag of special surprises for my grandchild Lina. She pulled out a special doggie, the Pokey Little Puppy along with two books about this precious little pup. Lina was a little sad. She really wants to have her own, live puppy, but she can’t.
Both her Mom and her Dad are in medical school, due to graduate in May. They found a puppy to care for, owned by another med student, and Lina gets to care for this puppy one weekend a month.
Sitting in the sun, together we started talking about doggies. Even a part time dog is very important to a little girl. Lina listened as I told her; “right now, you and your Mommy and Daddy are not ready to have a doggie every day.” “A part-time pet is the best thing for you.”
Lina listened closely, and nodded her head. She held the Pokey Little Puppy close to her, and trusted my words.