You all know how I have been trying to decide whether to get another cat to keep Elvis company.
I’ve been back and forth on this. I feel that Elvis is bored. He needs someone of his own.
That is why I am announcing now that I have gotten Elvis a dog.
He is an 11 year old boston terrier who was on death row. He had no time left so I spoke to Elvis.
“Look E, I know this isn’t perfect. He can’t meow and leap as beautifully as you but he’s company and because we are saving him he should be grateful and do what you tell him to.”
I think he nodded
He was rescued by my niece Julie. She brought him home but her dogs attacked him so I took him to my house. I call him “Him” because I’m having a bit of trouble choosing a name.
I originally decided on Raymond but one of my doormen is named Raymond and I think he may not like that.
I was thinking of Jake but it doesn’t sit well, neither does Dylan, even though he’s my next favorite singer.
My nephew Brian, who has given horrible names to every animal in the family,has chosen Charney who were friends that my parents insisted on inviting whenever we visited them in Florida.
The truth is that whatever I name him, Brian will call him Charney because he’s very persistent and continues to call my sister’s dog Sally, Meriweather because that’s the name he had chosen for her.
I kind of like Larry but I keep going back to Ray. I guess Raymond is it. I can call him Charney whenever I’m around my doorman.
Let me tell you a few things about Ray. He’s housebroken, he’s sweet,he sleeps under the covers and he gives Elvis a wide berth so there is no possibility of conflict.
Elvis, on the other hand, seems to love him. He stares at him all the time and keeps going closer and closer to him, something that Ray tries very hard to ignore.
Even though I’ve had him for 2 days I wasn’t going to say anything in case I panicked which was very likely. I am after all crazy and I don’t know how to not let an animal take over my life but the choice is no longer mine. He’s my dog as well as Elvis’. So as soon as the rescue people say it’s okay his last name will be Matthews