As we were sitting outside a small shop enjoying our coffee and talking about when we should get another dog, an older woman walked by with a small puppy in her arms. She said hello and we began to talk. We have been trying to decide when to get another puppy and hers was one of the breeds we have been considering. She was a wealth of information about not only her dog but dogs in general. She let us hold her puppy but it was quickly obvious he was much happier in her arms. As she walked away, stopping to talk to everyone on the street, we talked about what a coincidence it was that she came by at the very moment we were trying to decide when to get another dog. We also watched her as she walked. She made everyone smile either as she walked by them or stopped to chat. She was dressed very nicely although just a little eccentric. She had on a long blue linen skirt, a crisp white linen jacket, and black patent leather ankle boots. Along with her purse and puppy she carried her umbrella. My husband and I both agreed we had just met our own very kind and helpful, Mary Poppins. It was a great way to start the weekend.
PS: We brought Chloe, our new puppy, home today.