an unforgettable doggy night
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0 Comments an unforgettable doggy night - 2010-01-22 23:37:52

Most kids' official winter vacation started from yesterday, but I had a terrible night the night before.

On the last day of school day, I treated some of my hard-working students and Q to dinner at a steak house, and then we had fun playing bowling. On our way home, we came across a lovely dog, a chow chow, at a bakery store. Everybody shouted, "Wow, this dog is too cute and cool." And the boss of the bakery asked Q, "This dog has very nice temper, and it doesn't bark. If you like the dog, you can take it home and keep it. And if you don't want to keep it, just bring it back to me any time." Everybody said, "hey, teacher, you won't let Q down, will you?" we took the dog home.

After we got home, the dog soon got crazy in the house, and it became out of our control. We started cleaning our house since it kept making it dirty. And it didn't sleep at night, and what worse, it started barking. Oh, my, I would be in big trouble if the dog kept barking and woke up the neighbors in the apartment buildings. I looked at the clock and it was 2 am, and I had a whole-day classes from 8:30 am, and it was the first day of my winter school- I really didn't know how to deal with this noisy mad huge dog. Q and I got up to walk the dog inside our house and suddenly the dog became better. Finally Q and I decided to walk the dog on the street outside till the day broke. And of course, Q decided not to keep the dog and returned it to its owner. Without much sleep that night, when I finished my first day of winter classes with my students, I was worn out.

Q had a terrible first day of winter vacation, but he learned a great lesson from keeping the dog for one night: keeping a pet is never an easy task. As for me, I learned a lesson too from this experience: never make a decision on an impulse in front of the students- the next day when I told my students about the story, they laughed to death. Someone even said, "Can you imagine that our teacher and her son walked a dog outside in the very cold early morning while we were all sleeping in our cozy bed?"

(Q came across the two Turkish boys with a pet dog on our summer trip, and since then he has always wanted to keep a pet dog too. But tonight when I asked him if he still wanted to keep any pets, he said, "never again")

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