if you grew up in a korean household, you may know what i'm talking about.
my mom used to say that dreaming of (ahem) doo doo will bring you good fortune. good fortune in the form of money. the more doo doo, the more $$$. i, of course, never believed her... until a few days ago...
about two weeks ago i had a dream. it took me a while to remember but when i did it was like a zillion christmas lights had gone on.
in my dream i was walking piri. at one point he trailed off by himself and when i found him at the end of the leash, he was lying down, puppy face and all. i went to tug at his collar but then found that right by his furry behind was.. yep you guessed it. doggy doo doo. and by golly it wasn't just doo doo.. it was a HEAP of doo doo. yangkyu tried to pick it up with a teeny plastic bag and i said "what are you doing? you can't pick that up with that!"
and then i woke up.
after hearing my dream, yangkyu was convinced. we needed to buy lottery tickets. but since i couldn't go out and buy one, he bought my dream for a measly buck (i think this is another korean household thing - i'm not familiar with it) and bought a lottery ticket.
and then it happened. we didn't win.
but a couple of days later, piri started showing signs of limping and his paw started to swell and bleed. what followed was numerous trips to the vet, x-rays, medications and surgery, which finally revealed what was causing all this trouble (he had something that looked like grass awns stuck inside his paw). he's now recovering and we're all waiting for october 3 when his stitches will be taken out.
so no winning lottery. instead we got slapped with a bunch of expensive vet bills.
over dinner the other night, i said to yangkyu, "maybe the dream didn't mean we were going to win the lottery. maybe it was piri trying to give us a heads up that we would be spending a lot of money on him."
well, winning numbers or no winning numbers, we're just glad that piri is ok.