I went to visit my parents the other day and their new puppy.
As I walked through the front door, I was greeted by a burst of cool air. This through me off guard. My parents have always been sticklers about their thermostat settings. For as long as I can remember, my dad has set the thermostat to 75 degrees during the daytime and dropped it to 73 degrees in the evening. No matter how hot and humid it was during the daytime, he would never alter the temperature. As you can imagine, I was shocked to feel the air feel cooler than normal. When I entered the house, I confronted my dad and asked why it felt so cool. He looked at me with a completely straight face and said, “because of our new puppy.” Apparently, the shelter they adopted him from said that he preferred to stay cool. He would sit in front of the fans in the office all day and hated being kept in a warm space. My parents hearts were stolen when they walked into the shelter and saw this little puppy enjoying the breeze from the fan, ears flapping in the wind. When they brought him home, my dad lowered the thermostat for him, and he’s been content ever since. Their new puppy sure was cute, but I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. My dad wouldn’t dare alter the thermostat for my sister and I, but he had no problem doing it for his new puppy!