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    1. The second most stupid thing we ever bought: a gigantic plastic playhouse. The story is: when we were at a toy store with plastic playhouses last summer, Folke wanted one so badly. I told him that we didn't have room for one. But if we some day would have a house with a garden, then we could get one. So when we bought the house with the tiny garden, Folke remembered. Since those houses are a bit expensive, I started looking on the web for used ones. I did this together with Folke. When we found the ad for this house, he was so excited. I looked up the measurements, and thought "that it isn't so big". And even though it was quite expensive, and in another city, I agreed that we should get it. As soon as I saw the pieces being carried out from the storage of the woman selling it, I realised that it was way too big. But there was no turning back now. When there was still snow outside, we had it indoors, dominating the interior. Now it's dominating our tiny garden.

    2. The third most stupid thing we ever bought: a gigantic, oddly shaped aquarium. The story goes a bit like the prevoius one, only cut out Folke from it. And it ends like this: we can't place it anywhere inside, because the floor is too tilted. Everywhere.

    3. The magician "Majdelajks", that sells magic marks in his enchanted house. Green ones that make you magical, red ones that make you invisible. He emerged when we removed the roof. Who would have figured?

    So: what's the number one most stupid thing we ever bought? That would be a Rhodesian Ridgeback. See page three. We weren't really prepared for all the lifestyle changes that it would take. She's our best friend now, though, and Folkes big sister. She's soon nine years old, despite what seemed to be a death verdict last year, a big lump in her chest. But she just won't leave us. And we don't ever want her to.

    We keep on living with what remains of our pack. Like we will never part. Like every day is our last one together. At the same time.
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