Get a puppy they(I) said.
Getting a puppy was my dream. I pictured it happening on my birthday. A cutie with a bow around its neck. Or, a cutie popping out of a box. How cute! You get the idea.
But hey - this is Brooklyn. Surprising someone with a puppy isn’t realistic when they live in a fourth floor walk up that doesn’t allow dogs.
Side note: They did allow cats and our cat is the best cat.
I decided to force a puppy to happen. I bought a car. We moved to a new apartment. It has a yard! I sometimes find broken glass in my yard. But hey - this is Brooklyn.