This is me, your friend Alichia, reporting in. I have a few stories, but I can’t tell you them all at once so I’ll pick the one about when I got my first dog.
It all started one day when I told Viann that I was lonely since my mom moved out and all I had to talk to was my dad since my sisters no longer lived with us. I also told her that I asked my dad for a dog. I told her that he told me that he’d think about it.
The next time we met was the day of the week when she took me to see my mom like she did every week. So I went to see her and on the way home she told me she had a friend she wanted me to meet and a surprise for me when we got there. A few minutes later, she reached Tazalina; then we drove on a dirt road, turned to the left and stopped. We got out of the car and walked to the house. When the door opened, out ran a little tan colored dog with a man following. Viann introduced me to the man. He then asked me if I knew why we where there. I shook my head, and he looked at Viann and told me that I was there to pick up the puppy that had run out the door earlier. I looked at him kind of puzzled at first, then looked at the puppy. I turned to Viann and gave her a hug, then turned my attention to the puppy. The guy gave me a box for the puppy to sit in while we went home, and when I asked the guy what the puppy’s name was, he told me I had to name him. I thanked him for the dog, and we went to get back in the car with the puppy in my lap and a smile on my mud-streaked face.
On the way home, I realized that he still needed a name. I looked up as we passed the Tazalina sign, then I looked down at my hand, and in my wallet was a picture of the Tazmanian devil. I looked at the puppy then back at Viann and told her, “You know, I found his name.” “Really, what is it?” she asked. “The Tazmanian Devil from Tazlina.”