This excerpt was taken from an interview I did with John Lennon's widow Yoko Ono when she prepared a show of her late husband's works here in Washington DC.
Ono says John Lennon wanted to give their son Sean a special gift for Christmas of 1980. So he arranged to have a puppy delivered to their home. But Lennon did not live to see the day his gift would arrive.
Ono explains the gift was a surprise to her as well. She remembered the day the puppy was delivered. Listen here: