Penchant for Pink

20 Jul

Hank’s dog collar was on the verge of breaking. We had to run out this morning to get milk from the store so we stopped by the pet store first.

“We need to get a collar for Hanky. Should we get blue, orange, or green?” I asked holding out the three choices.


“Well, I don’t know if Hank wants a pink collar. How about red?”

“No pink.”

We perused the collars for the next few minutes, Abigail clutching a pink collar suited for a chihuahua.

“What about this one with blue AND green?”

“No! Pink pink!”

“Skull and crossbones?”


“Here’s a spikey one!”

Abigail begins to do the toddler knee bend cueing up the onset of a tantrum…

“NOOOOOOOO!” And higher pitched, “PIIIIIINK Hank pink one!”

So a whopping $8 later we were headed home with a hot pink collar in tow.

Parenting lesson #6,289: If you care about what kind of collar your dog is going to wear, don’t take a 2 year old with a penchant for pink.

Me? I didn’t really care. Learning to take turns? Sitting at the table for a family meal? Brushing your teeth before bed? Buckling up in the car? Those are battles worth the fight.

“Here Hank! Here’s your college!” she ran in proud as can be to show him.

All that mattered to Hank was that he got a new nylabone. Newfoundland “colleges” don’t really make much of a statement anyway as they are covered up with floofy hair.

“Real men wear pink…or so they tell me.” Hank


8 Responses to “Penchant for Pink”

  1. Kelly July 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Baahahahah – Hank looks thrilled – I love it!!

    • Sarah July 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

      ;o) Love you. Cheers!

  2. Lindsay July 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm #

    Um that is awesome. Hank is a good sport and he can definitely pull off the pink!

    • Sarah July 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

      “Thanks, Lindsay. I’m learning to love it.” Hank

  3. Emily July 21, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    Hank makes pink look good 🙂 And who is that child sitting on the floor looking at hank? because she looks to big to be Abigail 😉

    • Sarah July 25, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

      Right? 3T pants all the way! Holla at a growth spurt!

  4. Becky Williams July 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    He is precious no matter what collar he has on!!

    • Sarah July 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

      “I love you.” Hank

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