Things to do after work when you're [impatiently] awaiting word on adopting a new dog.
Step one. Call Mom and talk about dogs. Have her turn the phone over to Dad. Talk to him about computers. And dogs.
Step two. Get on the internet and read about dogs.
Step three. Try for about three minutes to work on writing.
Step four. Give up and get on the internet and read about dogs.
Step five. Make frozen pizza and watch a movie. Look through your collection for something that might be about dogs or at least heartwarming. Select White Heat.
Step six. Think, hmm, Cagney would make a great name for a Chihuahua.