“I had dogs before I had kids.
When my kids wanted a dog, even though I knew better, I capitulated.
I knew that I would be the one taking care of her, even though my kids swore up and down they would.
We went on the North Shore Animal League website and saw Flora.
She was only three months old and was really cute.
It turned out that she was in Arkansas.
My kids insisted she was meant to be our dog, so we flew her from Arkansas to NY.”