Yalu and I sat down on the living room and have a person to puppy talk. She had been living with Lori and me a good month and considered herself the top dog of her new puppy palace.
When it was just Lori and me Yalu’s situation was fine because someone had to be the top dog so Lori and I chose someone cute, brown and fury for the job. However, her top dog status was about to change because DiMamma was on her way back to Nashua, New Hampshire and Yalu needed to know who really ran the puppy palace.
DiMamma taught middle school English and spent her summers providing daycare for a grandchild in Minnesota. DiMamma had yet to meet Yalu, but plenty of phone calls and e-mails with lots of pictures of Yalu kept DiManna up to date.
Lori went to Logan Airport in Boston to chauffeur DiMamma home. Yalu and I would have gone too, but the tech support job I had at the time required me to be near a pager and a computer just in case I had to get on the phone with someone.
When our puppy talk concluded, Yalu and I heard the sound of the garage door chain turning. She already knew someone was coming to see her and started squirming. I told Yalu to get ready for the biggest moment of her life.
DiMamma opened the garage door and saw someone very excited to see her. The puppy and I stayed at the couch with her sitting up against me, my hands around her tummy. I invited DiMamma to sit next to us and introduced the little brown dog she had heard so much about.
Lowering Yalu to the carpet, the pup turned on the charm. I’m pretty sure Yalu did not have to use her Jedi mind control powers, I told her they would not work on DiMamma. Plan B was to make with the cute. Pouring on the cute worked! DiMomma said Yalu could stay, provided she knew who was the top dog.
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