I Need Her

posted by Momo Fali on May 5, 2014

Just over a week ago, we got this.


Obviously, we’ve lost our minds.

This little bundle of trouble is Luna. She has been busy chewing on cords, peeing in the house and terrorizing our other dog. We do not have time for this puppy. We can’t afford this puppy. We definitely don’t have the energy for this puppy.

We also know that if you wait for the right time, it will never come. And, we can barely afford bread but that doesn’t stop us from buying it.


There are a lot of reasons why I can justify getting this dog. Mostly, it’s because our daughter is just a few years away from college and our son is almost a teenager and there isn’t anything better than a puppy to create forced family time with your children.

Plus my kids are getting hard to snuggle and they aren’t as soft. And, they don’t have sweet chicken liver breath. If I could have kept my babies little, I would have. Not too small, though. Not so small you can’t take them to movies or go to restaurants. And, definitely not small enough to have to wear bibs all the time. Two words. Re. Flux.

Of course if I had been able to keep my kids small I probably wouldn’t need a puppy so badly. That is likely the REAL reason I said yes to this fluffy ball of fur. I think part of me will always have the desire to care for something less self-sufficient than I am. Deep down I need to be needed.

Or, I just really like chicken liver breath.


  • Melisa

    I prefer the corn chip paws myself.

    At any rate, you’re made of much stronger stuff than I. Puppies are cute, but they’re no joke.

    Also, try and keep her small until I can make it to SEE-BUS for a visit, please and thank you.

    • Beth

      Corn chip paws definitely. I can’t eat Cheetos without remembering my sweet boy Milo. People think I’m nuts when I say that so it’s validating to see you post that.

  • Jessica R

    I like to claim that Dottie is my last baby… a much hairier baby than the other two and one that I can crate when I leave the house, but my baby nonetheless.
    I didn’t realize how much I needed her until she had already carved a puppy sized shape in my heart for herself, but there’s little doubt now!
    Unconditional love and acceptance is truly a balm for the soul!

  • Always home and uncool

    Pup- peeeeeeee!

  • Elaine

    She is so adorable. I’ve been looking at her longingly on Facebook. My kids really want a puppy but dad says no. But, I’m the one home all the time! 😉 Maybe after our summer travels…we will see.

  • Casey

    OMG give me that puppy.

    And Momo, we all need you. So much. And more instagrams of that puppy. Get on it!

  • Shannon

    Bring her to me.

  • Kari

    Good thing human children don’t have chicken liver breath.
    Or I would be a Duggar.

  • Suzy Soro (@HotComesToDie)

    When I first got to NY my sister and I went to a Yorkie breeder to buy a puppy. The breeder talked to us for a while and overheard us talking about our lives. Finally she said, “You two are NOT puppy people” and pulled out a nine-month old from the squirmy pack. She was right. Puppies are a shit ton of work and we were always out or traveling. If you do have a puppy, MUST CRATE TRAIN from the jump. For real.

  • AlisonH

    Yup. And being animal deprived due to asthma, this is why I planted fruit trees and blueberry bushes: I want to see things grow, and take time, and get bigger and more productive. I want to actively nourish life.

    Yeah and I feed the birds too while at the same time actively keeping them off my bleeping plums, blueberries, peaches, apples, and soon cherries and pears and tomatoes. MINE.

  • Martina

    A few years ago I finally realized why I like cats. They never get larger than a six month old baby. So cuddly.

  • tara

    I’ve been wanting my own puppy for YEARS now. I always dated people who already had a dog and it seemed crazy to get my own puppy. My husband is fully aware that the minute we have enough room (like, more than 400 square feet) to get another dog, I’m getting a puppy. I can’t wait.

    Also, please share more photos because OMG soft puppy!

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