It was December 21st, the winter solstice. It was a bit chilly, but bright and sunny when I took my morning constitutional in the early afternoon.
I decided to take a slightly different street than normal and just a few blocks away from home I saw a brown and white puppy sitting on the double yellow lines in the middle of the street. He was barely a handful and looked up at me with blue eyes. I picked him up and looked around, hoping to see where he was from and saw two more laying in a spot of sunlight on the grass by the street. A few minutes latter a car pulled in a few houses away and I asked the man if he knew whose puppies they were.
I was told the mom didn’t want them anymore, Leia in particular was so thin you could see her ribs. Apparently the man who owned her was older and couldn’t, or didn't want to, take care of puppies. The neighbors were trying to get the pound to come and pick them up, but it was close to Christmas and no one had come to get them yet. He said he had taken one in already, but it we wanted a puppy we should take it, cuz nobody wanted them.
I sat on the grass with three puppies for a few minutes and then sent Joe my location and the text, “I need you too get your shoes and coat on and come to me.”
Soon he came walking up the street and said, “So we have puppies?”
We have three bright and adorable little puppies, two boys and a girl, about three months old and growing fast. Their names are Leia, Finn and Poe.
They are absolutely perfect.