I was scrolling through facebook full of boredom since I was you know just at work... and of course had NO HOMEWORK (sarcasm) to do.
I was scrolling through and then I see it.
The BEST post!
It was pictures of Toy Fox Terriers FOR SALE!!! And it was a VERY recent post time which meant they were still up for grabs maybe!!!
So I messaged her excitedly saying I want one.
Now. Let me pause for just a second here.
Why is this so exciting you ask?
When I was ten years old, and we had moved to Texas, we had gotten a dog. Her name was Rascal and she was a Toy Fox Terrier. She was literally the world's best dog. (I will write some Rascal stories at some point).
However, seven years later we had to put her down. She was blind and had arthritis in her hips. She was in so much pain. So my mom had her put down. That was a rough day for all of us.
So for the past few years or so. She has been wanting a toy fox terrier. At first she didn't cause she didn't want to replace Rascal. But everytime we would see a toy fox terrier she would be like, "Bryan. I want one." (Bryan is my dad.)
Earlier this year we had thought we found one, and my mom was like, "I really really want that dog!" But come to find out it wasnt for sale anymore.
Back to Friday. I message the lady and tell her I want one of the puppies, THEN I called my dad. (I knew he would say yes). So we planned on giving my mom the dog on Wednesday when I got home for Thanksgiving.
However, I also happened to be on the phone with my mother at the same time. I was leaving work and so I said, "Hey mom, I would love to chat but I gotta run to buffalo really quick."
She laughed, "I know why you are going to buffalo! You are going to go pick up my toy fox terrier!"
I was speechless! How did she find out?! I stammered, "Who told you?!" She laughed thinking I was kidding, "Haha. Emilie. That's funny but not." And i was like, "I am going to go pick up your dog. But you weren't supposed to find out until Wednesday...." My mom got super quiet. "Are you being serious right now?!" Whenever I confirmed that I was, indeed, being serious right now, she shrieked, "YOU ARE GETTING ME A DOG?! I AM GETTING A TOY FOX TERRIER?! IS IT A BOY OR A GIRL?!" I laughed, "A girl." She shreiked louder, "ITS A GIRL! ITS A GIRL!!! I AM GETTING A DOG!!!"
Honestly, I can't imagine what her reaction is going to be when ever I end up having kids...
I laughed at her and was like, "You weren't supposed to get it until Wednesday... but do you want me to bring her to you tonight?!" I honestly had no idea my mom's voice could get so high but she was so excited, "CAN YOU?!?!?!? Wait no! I want to come down there! Then we can introduce Reggie to her first and then General later! And oh my goodnes... we are going to have three dogs.... WAIT! WHAT'S HER NAME?!" By this point I was cracking up. "Mom. You gotta name her!" So it was decided that her name is going to be Foxy.
When we got Rascal I really wanted her name to be Foxy. I dunno why, I just really did. So I ended up giving her that name as a middle name. Rascal Foxy. And I would use it when she was in trouble haha.
So yeah. First Christmas gift, and I think that one wins this year! That was legitimately a better reaction than I thought it would be!!!