Carleto lives in Brazil where, last year, he suggested to his parents that they rescue a shelter pup. Neither was thrilled with the idea initially; in fact, his dad was outright opposed. “I don’t want a dog in the house,” Carleto recalls him saying. But that wasn’t a huge surprise.
“My dad is old and grumpy, always frowning,” Carleto joked to The Dodo.
However, Carleto did not give up. He arranged for his mother to meet the dog he had in mind, a sweet pup named Pitoco, and she quickly joined his side. With her now on board, Dad conceded defeat and reluctantly accepted his family’s new pet.