Face it, we all love a comeback story. Something about the strength of will is so compelling that we love to see examples of the little guy coming out on top. In this case, that would be physically impossible, but we'll get to that.
Another love parcel arrived yesterday.
And check out the cover on this one!
There was no doubting the origin of this package. It was from Rory, another Pennsylvania pooch who has grown more than a bit fond of Truffles. Rory has made his love for Fudgepants well known on Facebook, challenging Chester with regularity. The two of them have been at it for the last week or so, and it came as no surprise to see Rory make a move.
For his beloved, a letter:
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Truffles ran out to get some fresh air after reading it. We dug further in to the box to discover... you guessed it, a beautiful new collar!
While we inspected her gift, Truffles debated the possibilities.
We brought her back in and showed her what she had neglected, Rory's love offering.
Apparently, Fudgepants still had Easter on the brain, and needed a little help.
Truffles spent the rest of the day wearing her collar, worrying a corner of her blanket and fretting. I was about to come get her when she emerged from the dog room, the look of victory in her grin.
Author: "Have you decided?"
Truffles: "I said yes to Chester, and I can't go back on my word. Besides, he mentioned gravy first. And think about the Rory thing - if I say no, I crush him now. If I say yes, I crush him later, if you know what I mean."
Author: "I guess I understand, but it's sure sad for Rory. Do tell me - why the big smile?"
Truffles: "I learned something important in the process."