For months he had been her devoted admirer. Now, at long last, he had collected sufficient courage to ask her the most momentous of all questions:
“There are quite a lot of advantages to being a bachelor,” he began, “but there comes a time when one longs for the companionship of another being — a being who will regard one as perfect, as an idol, whom one can treat as one’s absolute own, who will be kind and faithful when times are hard, who will share one’s joys and sorrows.”
To his delight he saw a sympathetic gleam in her eyes. Then she nodded in agreement.
Finally, she responded, “I think its a great idea! Can I help you choose which puppy to buy?”