David Robbins: Puppy love may be in the air, but I'm in the doghouse
With most things you buy, you have a good idea what you're getting. But with some acquisitions -- and they're often the most important ones, such as houses, animals and marriage licences -- you have little or no idea what you're letting yourself in for.
In my time, I have indeed bought houses and marriage licences (two of each, as it turns out) but seldom have I made a blinder purchase than when I paid out €130 to the Dublin Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (DSPCA) the other day for a puppy called Pipsi.
Pipsi is a golden-coloured little thing with pleading eyes and an expensive taste in footwear. My footwear.