SUMMARY: When David runs into his old dog, Mr.
Fluff-Face, outside the pet store, it's an awkward reunion.
David got rid of Mr. Fluff-Face when he was just a puppy, having
unwisely gotten him for his five-year-old and then expected the
child to be responsible for him. It's been seven years; now Mr.
Fluff-Face is 50 (in dog years) and has his own family. David,
who claims he was only at the pet store to buy a goldfish, says
he wants to bury the hatchet, and invites Mr. Fluff-Face over
for Christmas dinner. Mr. Fluff-Face is wary - and when David
tells him to bring the family, he realizes that David wants a
Christmas puppy for his new four-year-old child, and try to try
help repair his floundering relationship with his wife, from
whom he is separated. He rounds
angrily on David, saying he hasn't changed, but David pleads and
begs for a second chance. Mr. Fluff-Face isn't convinced, but
reluctantly agrees to come over. As soon as he's gone, David
gloats that he's going to get a Christmas puppy.