I am very sure that most of us desire a pet when we were kids. Cats and dogs are the sweetest dream in our childhoods, decorating our lives with their cuteness, love, and loyalty. When I was a kid, I dreamt about holding a dog in my arms all the time. I can’t even remember why I was so in love with dogs. All I know is that when I saw dogs-Labrador, Poodle, or Corgi-I was attracted by their wiggling tails, furry heads, and crystal eyes. Unfortunately, I spent my childhood begging for a dog and being jealous to my friends who own pets. I tried so many methods to persuade my mom, however, she had so many different excuses to reject my request. For example, she once told me that we couldn’t keep a dog because my grandpa and grandma were afraid of dogs. Though my anger made this statement sounded doubtful, I had no choice but to accept it.
Therefore, I forced myself to accept the truth that we weren’t allow to keep pets in our house when I was growing up. Years and years, I acted more and more indifferently to the fact that I wasn’t able to have a dog. Until July 2018, I was still cool with my three-people family. On July 6th, my mother suddenly sent a dog photo on our family group chat and asked us if we want to keep this dog. I glanced at the photos: it was a black poodle, with some white hair at its chest and legs.
“As you like,” I sent the message.
“No. We don’t have time for it,” my dad replied.
I never expected my mom would bring the dog home after two days. That confused me a little bit. Why did we get a dog when I already abandoned the thought? Why are we keeping this dog? Are you telling me that you actually like dogs? So does that mean my grandparents aren’t afraid of dog anymore? It’s like I wish to have a toy car at my four-year-old birthday and then get it after thirteen years. Jeez, what a
boring nice surprise.I didn’t feel very excited. I’m a grown man now, so I hardly feel excited to see my childhood’s dream come true. This could be good news for me if I was able to travel back and told that five-year-old Lance “you’ll have a dog in twelve year so don’t give up begging our mom.”
While this little black dog was exploring her new home, my parents were discussing her name.
“Let’s name her Qiaoqiao,” suggested my dad.
In Chinese, Qiao is a name for girl, representing cuteness and vividness. Although I didn’t care about this dog, Qiaoqiao really fitted her because she could move to four different rooms in ten seconds and then jumped back on the couch.
I sat on the couch and watch her consuming her endless energy. I guaranteed to myself that this dog would be a troublemaker in the future. I was right. The next few days, Qiaoqiao torn the tissues, peed in my room, and stole the snacks on the table. It pissed us off, but when we were about to yell at her, she would open her innocent eyes and lie beside us. Even though my parents were teaching her, Qiaoqiao kept barking whenever she hears a noise from the door; jumping on my labs when I am eating chips; and pooping on the couch! Now I start to wonder if everyone’s dogs act like that or it’s just me who has this obstinate dog. May you please pee in the bathroom, lady??? I don’t want to see you sitting beside a pond of smelly liquid every morning when I wake up. My morning is suppose to be delightful, don’t ruin it!
I am very sure that most of us desire a clean and clever pet. So, Qiaoqiao, we still have a long road to go, please treat each other nicer, why shouldn’t we?