|Benny the Bipolar Puppy ~ Page 3 ~
|Mr Dalmay let out a loud
whoop of joy and hugged and kissed his wife. They talked far into
the night about how perfect their little family would be, and they
made plans to build a nursery in the spare bedroom. They were filled
with happiness and had no idea that the future could be anything
less than perfect.
||Over the next months they painted and
decorated, and bought all the necessities for a newborn, and when the time
came for the birth they were prepared. It was 3 o'clock in the morning
when Benjamin Gregory Dalmay was born (Benny for short). From the
beginning Benny seemed a little different from other infants Mrs. Dalmay
had read about. He was very difficult to settle, despite the fact that he
was clean, fed and warm. His parents took turns rocking him and singing
soft lullabies and he would finally fall asleep, only to wake a half hour
later. He seemed very "clingy" and was happiest when he was being held.
But the loved him so much they overlooked any problems.