Girl Thinks She's Holding A Friend's Puppy - But Mom Has A Trick Up Her Sleeve
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Girl Thinks She’s Holding A Friend’s Puppy – But Mom Has A Trick Up Her Sleeve

Tatum desperately wanted a puppy.

Like many young girls, she wanted that puppy more than anything in the world.

She dreamed of it so often, she even had a name all picked out when she finally got her little pup: Winston.

For three long years, she begged her mom to get her a “Winston.”

Whenever they saw a puppy, Tatum would point and say, “Look Mom, it’s Winston!”

But her dreams went unfulfilled for a while, so she had to content herself with dogs and pups owned by others.

This includes Tatum’s birthday. The family was eating outside when a friend wandered by carrying an adorable puppy.

The friend held a poochon (a mix between a golden doodle and a bichon frise) and the tiny pup was only a few weeks old.

Of course, Tatum immediately raced over and asked if she could hold the little fella.

The friend obliged and Tatum tenderly cradled the puppy, obviously ecstatic. But she wasn’t half as ecstatic as she was about to be…

Because Tatum’s mother then asked, “What’s his name?”

The friend immediately replied: “Winston!”

At first, Tatum thought it was just a coincidence.

But then her mother leaned over and said, “Happy Birthday,” and Tatum just froze … could those words mean what they thought she meant?


It was hers! Mom and her friends had set the whole thing up!

“One week before her actual birthday, my good friend and her son helped us create the big surprise.

They posed as new dog owners of a sweet little poochon.”

Well, that just opened the floodgates. A deliriously happy Tatum could hardly believe it, and she broke down in tears.

You can bet on two things:

First, that Tatum will never forget this particular birthday.

And second, it’s a guarantee that Winston is going to have a wonderful life. Tatum will undoubtedly care for this pup as if he was her own child!

And that’s exactly the way it should be, right? 😉

Source: Honest to Paws

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Benjamin Stephen Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, including the Norwich Bulletin, Hartford Courant,,, and PoiseMedia, Inc. He also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms, and has a penchant for rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.

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