Wednesday, August 3, 2011
everyone's best friend
"Why, yes I am." Sam couldn't help but let a smile slip as he watched the dog's tail whack against Elliot's bare leg. Of course, Jasper was looking at Sam for a treat.
"He's not even blond." Elliot pointed out who was trying to move away, he was in some cutoff sweat pants he'd managed to get in to before Sam and Rachel got back from a check up at the vet for Jasper.
Sam wasn't sure what Elliot was getting at.
"His name is Jasper and he's kid proof. Now all he has to do, is train us when he needs to go to the bathroom and take walks." Sam gave a sheepish shrug and went to get Jasper some water. Already, the dog was loyal. Sam wasn't sure he really wanted a dog sleeping in their room. It was hard enough learning to sleep with Rachel.
"How do you know he's kid proof?" Elliot wanted to know who looked in the fridge for food of some kind. He stuffed a piece of bologna in his mouth.
"Cause, we went to Rach's sister's house. And her kids loved him." Enough said, or so Sam thought. Plus, Rachel wanted Jasper as soon as she saw him at the pound.
"He's gonna chew up everything." Elliot knew right away.
"You don't even know him." Sam glared back. About then Rachel strolled in with some toys for Jasper to play with. She tossed a big pink chew toy out the back door and Jasper went running. Next thing he knew Rachel was hugging him from behind. He felt her happiness come over him. It made him happy too. He might have looked like an idiot to Elliot, but he didn't care. He guessed this was what satisfaction felt like.
"That dog's not gonna sleep with us, is he?" God, he hoped not tonight, because he definitely had something else on his mind.
"No, of course not." She told him. He felt her little sway. He swayed with her. Elliot gave him a glare, but Sam wasn't going to be discouraged by it.