We finally got a dog! Okay, well first things first. You are probably wondering how this has to do with acting. Well, some of the reason that we didn't get a dog earlier was acting, because most casting offices do not allow dogs. December 2nd, 2017 was a very special day for my family. It is the date of when we got a dog. I had begged for one for years, but it didn’t fit our family’s lifestyle, since my brother, Grayson Taylor, and I are both actors and it would be hard to take the dog to auditions since most places don’t allow dogs (As I said before). But finally, on December 2nd, 2017, we got one. Her name is Zelda (And no, she was not named after the Legends of Zelda video game. She was born before that and we didn’t name her) and she is a 6 year old chihuahua. She is super sweet and almost never barks. She didn’t make a peep for the first 3 days that we had her, which is very rare for a chihuahua. She still is very quiet, and I like that about her.
On the night that we got Zelda I had just performed in a 70’s version of the Nutcracker. My ballet school, LICSB (Long Island City School of Ballet), did a 70’s Nutcracker last year and two years ago and are probably doing it this year too. Anyway, that night, after the show, I got out and we drove home. I had no idea at all that that night we would have a dog! In the car my mom said she had to pick something up that would be at our house for a little bit. We came home and my mom said she had to go. I thought it was a little strange that she was doing it when it was around 7:45 and she usually wouldn’t go on errand at that time, but I just ignored that.
When she got back, she was taking a long time to open the door, and my dad was smiling and taking his phone out. That was very strange. She opened the door with a dog in her hands and I gasped and jumped up and down. I was so excited! My mom explained what her name was, how she got her, and that we were going to be “fostering to adopt” her for a couple weeks which meant we would take care of her and maybe adopt her but not certainly. It turns out Grayson (My brother) knew the whole time!
On December 23, 2017 we made it final. We were going to keep her. We had early Christmas (because for the real Christmas we were out of town house-sitting and dog-sitting so we had it the Saturday before) that morning, and had opened all the presents. Well, almost all of them. Under the tree there was one more little hidden thing. I didn’t see it at first, but then my mom climbed over the mountains of wrapping and tissue paper to the tree and reached under and pulled out a small box.
She said Grayson and I would both open it. He opened up the first thing, which was a little ornament with a picture of Zelda on it, and then I reached in and pulled out her tag with our address and names on it! I was so excited. That is how we got our dog.