778. I have an announcement…TA-Dum

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


ray chairray:elvis

7 thoughts on “778. I have an announcement…TA-Dum

  1. BRAVO!!!!! Don’t all of us oldsters deserved to be saved at least once in our lives? Your stock just went through the roof, madam!

  2. Raymond has retired, Mattie!! (check out with other doormen or Lester-for sure!) So, that will solve THAT name. I knew it was just a matter of time, dear! Congrats! love, Carol

  3. What was his name? He must have come with one? Wouldn’t you want to be called your same name???

    Sent from my iPhone


  4. I’m so happy for you, Mattie! Elvis is cute but I have to admit, I was surprised that you didn’t get a dog. So, my intuition was right. Raymond is precious. Don’t you know,
    “Everybody Loves Raymond” That is the perfect name. I miss my Sammie terribly but I keep holding off on another pet. Don’t know exactly why. Still, enjoy them both. I miss you….

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s