SOLSC: I Should Get One Like That

My daughter was babysitting a two-and-a-half year old little girl, and we were enjoying the warm, sunny weather.

A young man was walking his dog. Emily was standing at the fence watching the two. My eyes grew large as I focused on the size of the dog, thankful I was safe inside the fence.  As the owner came closer, the dog seemed to be growing and growing until a large Doberman Pinscher appeared. The beast was taller than the little girl admiring him. In her sweet, child-like voice, Emily pronounced, “I should get one like that.”

Intimidated – no way.

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9 Responses to SOLSC: I Should Get One Like That

  1. Linda Baie says:

    I wonder if she thought it would be about like a horse, riding & all. What a beautiful story, & a fearless little girl.

  2. the other ruth says:

    How cute! It’s pretty great that she didn’t get scared…my kids would have climbed me like a tree if they had seen that dog when they were little!

  3. Jama says:

    Fearless! Is she that fearless about everything? She must be familiar with dogs in her family, Huh? Wouldn’t it be nice to have that kind of courage, I don’t. Nice slice.

  4. elsie says:

    A quick glimpse of a precious moment. Those words would have been lost if you hadn’t recorded this scene. Too cute!

    • MaryHelen says:

      I began to chuckle and then grabbed my notebook. I even asked my daughter, “How did she exactly say that?” Even in those few seconds, I almost lost the slice. Instead, I now am looking for more like it.

  5. Lisa says:

    Good for her! I have been afraid of dogs most of my life and would have been clutching the fence!

  6. Oh, what the world looks like through the eyes of babes! I love it! I like that this most important line was also your title.

  7. Cute post. Love your daughter’s comment! The dog did not look friendly.

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