Friday, September 12, 2008

The Dog Ate It

I never really believed “the dog ate my homework” excuse, until recently. My friend and I both love Nicholas Sparks books. (Yes, the sappy ones that include: A Walk to Remember, Message in a Bottle, and The Notebook.) I let her borrow The Choice. My friend loved it and stopped by to return it. But first she handed me a note and told me to read it. I started laughing so hard because this is what it said: Dear Auntie, Thank you for teaching me to write. [Side note: I once dogsat for them, and I left a note from the dog, pretending that I had taught her how to write.] I decided to read the book you let my mommy borrow. I got a little excited with my new skill of reading and ate the title. I am very sorry. My mommy took my allowance as punishment. I promise to never get that excited reading again. Woof woof, The Dog Then, she handed me the book. At this point I’m laughing so hard that I can’t speak. It’s funny because their dog is possibly the most well-behaved dog I’ve ever met. But, I guess she gets into mischief sometimes while they're at work. Though the book jacket is torn, the book itself still looks perfect. My friend still felt so bad that she gave me a gift card to make up for it. [Notice that it is dog themed!] The gift card certainly wasn’t necessary, although I admit that I’m a bit excited about picking out a new book! (Any suggestions??) Don’t worry. I’ll take a lesson from the dog, and I won’t get so excited that I take a bite of the gift card.

7 comments:

d.a.r. said...

That is so cute! Oh there are so many books out there that I want! Good luck choosing!

The Pink Potpourri said...

that letter is hilarious! your friend is very creative :) hope you find a great new book!

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Angela said...

Oh how awesome! Very creative friend you have there, and so are you teaching that dog to write!

Annie said...

Wonderful and too funny!

3 Magpies said...

I suggest going online and looking at their "sale" list. I recently used a $25 gift certificate from a friend and got a subscription for a mag I have been wanting at half price. Yay for good deals! Neat blog. My first visit and I enjoyed it.

Abbey said...

My first recommendation to anyone is "The Time Travelers Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger... my favorite book ever. Also, there is a good series by Stephenie Meyer, called "The Twilight Saga". I haven't read it, but I've read some blog posts about it lately and my cousin swears by it.

BTW, I love Nicholas Sparks books too. Have you read "Nights in Rodanthe"? The movie is coming out soon and I always prefer to read the book first.

Ann M. said...

Ha! That is so cute :)