“I wanted to keep the whole thing a secret, until I appeared at my mother’s house with the dog, but I couldn’t keep the secret.
When my brother and I went to pick the dog out, and my mother asked where we were going, I spilled the beans.
My mother was so excited.
Jean Luc was the runt of the litter, so he was the smallest and he was also the cuddliest.
My brother thought it was idiotic to get a dog while I was going back and forth to mother’s, but I knew that it was going to make her so happy to have the puppy around.
My mother just loved him.”