Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I recently told a male suitor that a friend of mine was giving away a dog and the adorable Yorkie was coming to spend the weekend with me to see how we got along. If things went well, I would become his new owner. My suitor responded, "I must not be spending enough time with you. I'll try to come over more often."
How in the world did "I want a dog" translate into "I want more time from you"? It's true that I want a dog because a pet would bring more life to this single woman's domicile of mine. I wouldn't mind at all coming home and having someone jumping up and down with glee from my arrival. However, I never thought that meant that I was lonely for a man's attention. It meant I WANT A DOG. It never ceases to amaze me how the male brain computes information. Maybe he doesn't like dogs. Is pet owner the new definition of lonely? I always thought that was the chick with six dogs and seven cats who lets them all sleep with her and has pet hair on her whenever you see her. Then she has the nerve to wonder why she never has a man.
Although, if I had known all I had to do was threaten to get a pet and men would come around more often I would have used that one quite some time ago. Put that in your arsenal for future use ladies.
P.S. I didn't get the dog. They decided not to give it away.
My Side of the Single Life is by book author Jae Henderson. Her inspirational romance novels, Someday, Someday, Too, and Forever and a Day are now available in ebook (Kindle and Nook) and paperback. Visit her at, www.jaehendersonauthor.com and www.imagoodwoman.com.