My partner Kate and I always promised ourselves that we’d adopt a dog someday. You know, when life came together and we finally managed to rustle up a house deposit. When we could confidently indemnify ourselves from the awkwardness of trying to explain the stains on the living room carpet to a disapproving landlord. We both love dogs, and we both like the idea of a furry pal curled up between us while we watch TV or accompanying us for walks on a balmy summer’s evening. A dog would be pretty sweet in a few years, when we’re ready. But not now. Someday.
Someday. “Someday” is an interesting word.
Chris Plumridge is a freelance audio producer, voiceover artist and writer from Leongatha in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia.