|Heather didn't find Scottie Dad's trick too funny. Mr. K thought it was hilarious!|
Last night, Scottie Mom and Dad went out to dinner. Scottie Mom's a picky eater - nothing like Heather or Mr. K - so the fact they were trying a "new" restaurant was something of a big deal. They looked over the menu, made their selections and waited patiently for the food to come. When Scottie Dad's appetizer came (a plate full of oysters), he looked at Scottie Mom with a devilish grin and said, "If you eat one of those right now, I'll let you get TWO more Scotties."
Scottie Mom dropped her fork. Was he serious? Is Scottie Dad trying to play a mean trick? Will he really adopt two more Scotties if she does this? What are the odds that when she tries these oysters for the first time, she'll be allergic (since, in reality, she's allergic to just about everything)? Who was she kidding? Two more Scotties would totally be worth it! Scottie Mom reached for an oyster, knowing this was not going to be a pleasant experience, but recognizing this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that she could not pass up when suddenly, Scottie Dad says, "Oops! Time's up. You weren't quick enough. I said you had to eat one right now. You took too long."
Scottie Mom was furious. She hadn't taken long to make up her mind. In fact, she probably spent less than a minute questioning Scottie Dad's intentions before deciding she'd get that Scottie (or two!) even if this was just a mean joke. She protested. Scottie Dad said, "Hey - there will be other opportunities." Scottie Mom wasn't so sure. She has been hounding Scottie Dad to let her rescue two more Scotties or, at the very least, become a Foster Scottie Mom. For years, Scottie Dad has refused. Scottie Mom has tried all sorts of bargaining techniques...what if Heather and Mr. K got more likes than Boo, the world's cutest dog, on Facebook? How about if Scottie Dad got that pool table he's always wanted...would a Scottie or two be allowed to come live at The Scottie House then?
Sadly, the answer is always no but the hope that two more Scotties might find forever homes in The Scottie House with us has been revived. It's just a matter of time before Scottie Dad presents another challenge and it will be up to Scottie Mom to complete it in a timely manner, no questions asked so that two more lives can be saved (and Scottie Mom friends and fans can enjoy four times the silly Scottie stories and photos!). Tell us: what do you think is the trick to getting another Scottie? What kind of trick do you think Scottie Dad will pull next?