Lily had always wanted a dog of her own. Ever since she was a little girl, she would beg her parents to get her one. But they always refused, citing various reasons like allergies, expenses, and lack of time to take care of a pet.
Now that she was a grown woman with a stable job and her own place, she had decided to finally fulfill her lifelong dream of having a furry companion. She went to the pet store and started browsing the aisles, looking at all the adorable puppies and dogs.
But as she watched other people interact with the dogs, giving them cuddles and kisses, she couldn’t help but feel a pang of sadness. She had always been so envious of those who had dogs, and now that she was finally getting one, she couldn’t shake off this feeling of self-pity.
She walked up to a group of puppies in a pen and watched as a couple cooed and fawned over them. The sight of their love and affection towards the dogs made Lily burst into tears. She couldn’t believe how pathetic she must look, crying in a pet store.
She wiped away her tears and tried to compose herself, but as she walked around the store, the feeling of isolation and loneliness grew stronger. She knew that getting a dog would bring her happiness, but the thought of all the years she spent without one made her feel like she had missed out on something special.
Finally, Lily made her decision and picked out a small, fluffy puppy with big, soulful eyes. She paid for him and took him home, and as soon as she stepped into her apartment with the new addition to her family, she felt a warmth in her heart she had never experienced before.
The puppy licked her face and wagged his tail, and in that moment, Lily knew that all the sadness and self-pity she had felt at the pet store was worth it. She was finally able to experience the joy of having a dog, and she knew that she would never feel sorry for herself again.