Greg had always been a dog lover. He had a dog sense he was a little. He got duke sense he was a puppy. They were best friends. When he got home from work, duke ran to the door waiting for him.
On saterdays he and duke walked to a nearby park and then back home. It was there rituel. Saterday mornings, duke ran to the door as a hint hint. Grieg was happy to oblige. He looked froward to it himself. That was saterdays. Neither one would have it any other way.
Duke was super friendly. He liked to go over to people and he let them pet him.he almost never barked. If he barked, he was a quick bark. It was a friendly and playfull bark not an angery one.
It was Saturday morning when one such person petted duke. It was a young lady naimed kendra. While duke liked everyone for the most part, he seemed to take a special liking for kendra. Kebdra was quite smitten with him.
“He is a friendly dog.” she said. ” he is great. He has always been. Sense he was little. ” greg said. “You certainty are. ” she told the dog as she petted him.
While he liked meeting people. He never forgot her. Her image stuck with him. It was a good size city. He figured that he might never run into her again. He assumed that he would forget about her. She might become a foot note into his history. That was ok. It was how things happen.
The next city, he saw her.he saw her for several mouths. They said hello. They became closer and closer. They started to talk quite a bit. At first they only talked smal talk. Over time they went deeper.
After several mounths of runing into her, he asked her out to lunch.they went to an outdoor cafae that welcomed dogs. There was no way that they were going to exclude duke sense he was the one that brought them together.
The first date was amazing. Beside love of dogs, they had a lot in common. They decided to go on a second date. The second led to a third and a fouth and fifth and so on and so forth.
After a time they decided to become an actual couple. Then after a time of dating he perposed. He put the ring in duke’s coller. She did not see it at first. He waited for her to see it.
She smiled. “Whats this?” she asked.he chuckled. “Thats kind of odd!” he said. She stoped. He got on one knee and proposed..she hugged him and said yes. They kissed. She hugged duke as well.
At the weding, duke was the best man at the weding. While some in the church were a bit skidish about having a dog in the church, duke was quite the charmer. He won everyone over. He was a big hit.
The wedding was a huge success. It was everything they hoped it would be and more.
Duke was almost like a child. Even a friend or roomate. Duke seemed to be a full fledged member of the family. Some in there iner circle of family and friends were happy for them. They thought it was amazing. There were manny who were huge fans of it.
While others thought it went too far. Many feared that the dog was going to be there kid. Both sets of parents were concerned that the dog replacing a real child. They wanted human grand children. They began to suspect that they were not going to have children.
Then kendra was late for her period. A pregnancy test revealed that she was indeed pregnant. After super,she gave him the news.
“Hunnie i have to tell you something! ” she told him. “Ok. Whats up? ” he asked. “We are having a child. ” she said. “Really? Thats wonderful ” he said.
He hugged her. He hugged duke.he was really excited. She gave birth to a healthy baby girl. They naimed her zoey grace.
Zoey was a sweet little girl. She brought a lot of joy to the family. She and duke got along famously. They taught her to be gentle.
Things went great. Zoey seemed to sneze out a lot. She got sick a lot. The doctor did test and discovered that she had an alergic reaction to dogs.
The doctor told them that zoey could not be around the dog all the time. There was no way that the child could be around the dog . a decision had to be made.
“What are we going to do ? You heard the doctors. We cant keep both the dog and zo. ” kendra said.he sighed. ” i know. This is so hard kend. “He told her.
They gave it a lot of thought. They considered what to do. They decided to give up zoey for adoption. Gregs brother watched duke while they looked for a suitable family to adopt her.
As it turned out there was a husband and wife that were able to get pregnant. They were carefully screened by an adoption agentcy. They interviewed the family and decided to let them adopt.
Kendra kissed zoey. Greg did as well.they were turned over to the Fredicson. They went to get duke.
Duke got together with abother dog.he had pupies. Zoey thrived with her adopted parents. They loved her and she loved them.
They would one day tell her the truth.they decided to wait a while.
My idea for this came from a post on facebook. Soneone sugested that why does the family get rid of a dog when the kid is alergic. Thus the story is born.
To me literarure is a way to explore isues. That was the idea behind star trek, twilight zone, ray Bradbury theater and outer limits etc.