8pm Friday night, three years ago. I was sitting up alone, the girls were fast asleep and my husband was OS on business.
I had put my beloved Foxie down 3 months earlier and I was missing him. The world was too quiet. There was no clickity-clack of foxie paws following me. There was no little buddy when I would drop my hand to pat his smooth little head.
I decided to start research into dogs. One day I would be ready to move on. It might be years, but the girls were a good age for a puppy and it would be their dog. I could never love another.
So I ask Google
‘Great dog for children’
‘Best dog for kids’
‘Family friendly, non-shed dog’
The answers kept coming back CAVOODLE. A friend of a friend had one, but I didn’t know much about them. I thought I’d check out this Cavoodle.
The first photo I came across was this….
What I did to buy a Cavoodle
8.30pm I thought ‘Cavoodles are cute but how much do they cost?‘. I noticed they were located nearby and wrote the kennel a little email through their website “Hey, cute dog, How much?”
8.45pm Kennel Reply. WTF?? Someone is working late Friday night? “She is $895 and I have only just put up the photo. Someone else bought her, but had an emergency operation tonight and they can’t take her any longer”
Me: What $895??!! for a dog “Oh, that’s sad, I might drop in a see her tomorrow, what are your hours‘
9pm Kennel Reply. ‘She’ll be gone. Cavoodles are very popular and full amount must be paid to hold‘
Me: checking bank balance $.05, looking in purse $1.25, hand down couch $0. Calculating I’m $893.70 short
9.15pm Email husband in different time zone ‘I want this puppy’ ……*crickets*
9.30pm Messaging photo and story to enabler, their response ‘You must get this puppy, here’s my credit card if you want to pay me back‘
9.45pm Deep thinking, looking at puppy photo, email husband ‘You must stop me or I WILL buy a puppy‘…….*crickets*
10pm Email Kennel ‘I’ll take her’
9am Saturday Arrive at kennel, phone ringing off the hook ‘No sorry, that Cavoodle is sold‘
Then I sold my Metalicus collection and made $1000 within a week and paid back my enabler. The best $895 I ever spent. The moral of the story. Metalicus holds it’s value.
PS: Don’t worry my Metalicus collection has been re-built.