My Thoughts About One of My Favorite Places--Northeastern Indiana's Amish Country

Friday, November 18, 2022

Melinda's Puppy: A Very Special Guest Post

I have special treat for you today!  This is a guest post by “Melinda,” a young lady I’ve written about before.  She is now eleven years old, and quite a writer already—especially considering that English is her second language!  Here’s how it happened:

I was having lunch at Das Kaffe Haus in Shipshewana the other day with Melinda, her younger sister, and their grandmother Rosanna, who is a good friend of mine and the daughter of my late and beloved Mrs. R.  (Names have been changed here for privacy.) 

Melinda was telling me about their new puppy, and her enthusiasm was contagious.  I asked her, “Could you write out this story so I can publish it on my website?”  That very same evening I got a call from her saying that her story was already done—along with a second one about her pony, which I will publish soon.

So here it is, just as she wrote it except for a couple of spelling corrections—and thank you, Melinda!

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Puppy Love

One day I was reading The People’s Exchange, wanting to buy a Maltese or toy poodle.  Finally I found a Maltipoo for sale in the back of the People’s, for $600.

My siblings and I decided to put all our money together.  Holly (age 9) had $251.21; Caleb (age 7) had $11.07; Ben (age 5) had $10.02; Elam (age 3) had $3.00; I (age 11) had $289.49.  So our total came out to $564.70.

Oh, no!  I called the people who owned the puppy and told them I wanted the puppy very much but had only $546.70 without thinking and being a little nervous.  At the time it was almost dark.  I went to bed and then it crossed my mind that I had told her $546.70 instead of $564.70!  So early the next morning I called her and told her I actually had $564.70.

On Tuesday morning she called back and told me I could have the puppy for $564.  I called the owner and told her we would pick up the puppy the next day at 1:30 p.m.

So the next day my aunt Katherine took me to get the puppy.  When we got there the owners told us that 15 minutes before we got there another woman had come there to buy the puppy.  The owners of the puppy told the lady that they had sold the puppy to me already. 

We named the puppy Zenny.  We are now having a very very lot of fun with Zenny.  : )

With Love,
Melinda and Holly

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One more thing—The girls’ mother was kind enough to give me permission to show you a photo of the girls, so here’s a rare treat!  (Melinda is the one on the left.)

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