My buddy was telling me about a co-worker he sits next to at work who was OBSESSED with dogs, especially Corgis. He had dog photos, calendars, etc. hanging in his work station, despite having never owned a dog since he'd never lived in a place where pets were allowed.
But the guy recently bought a condo, and could thus fulfill his dream of owning a dog. A few weeks ago, the guy told my buddy he was going to be buying a Corgi that weekend. The following Monday, my friend asked him how the new dog was. The guy looked like he was about to cry. For whatever reason, he just couldn't bring himself to play with the dog. My friend couldn't say for sure, but he's under the impression the guy returned the dog. Not long after, all the pictures and calendars were gone, the dream and obsession seemingly obliterated.
Now, the guy's all about red pandas.