Show Notes for Thursday, April 06, 2023


Dear John,

I bought my 14-year-old son a dog because he's been having a hard time after his mom and I broke up but I told him it was because he was doing well in school and is growing into a polite and caring young man. Both are true. He loves his dog Lucy more than anything in the world, probably more than me, to be honest. He spends every second he can with her. However, he can't take her to his mom's house because of the cats — so he leaves the dog with me when he visits his mom. I took Lucy for a walk, left her alone for a moment, and she ran off. And I couldn't find her anywhere. I spent 24 hours searching for her with no luck. Then I tried to find a new dog that looked the same. I found one that's a month younger and looks almost exactly the same as Lucy. So I set off on a 350 mile round trip to collect the dog. Now my son is back and I'm picking him up from school in a few hours. I'm going to take the new Lucy with me, but I don't know what to tell him. Should I try to pretend nothing happened and hope he doesn't figure it out? Or should I break his heart and admit that Lucy 1 ran away? At the very least, I should get some bonus points for the effort, right?

Bad Dog Dad

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