Today I took my daughter to our local animal shelter for the first time. For me, this was a big milestone. A time to talk with her a little about the plight of some animals, and the wonderful things that shelters do for them. And to fantasize a little about adding to our menagerie.
Sophie handled it like a pro. She was inspired, not depressed. I always steel myself when I go (not uncommon since I volunteer through there), but seeing the place through her eyes brought me peace.
The fact that we came home without a furry passenger is a miracle. Not that Sophie didn’t ask. Big points for mommy for not caving.