Monthly Archives: January 2011

Chapter 9 — Bittersweet

It was Greta’s first Christmas, and she was livin’ the dream. Her pack multiplied from 3 to 12. There was noise and liveliness and laughter.  Kyle, 9, and Trey, 6, took her for walks.  They ran with her across the … Continue reading

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Chapter 8 — Man Trouble, and Christmas Trains

Greta had trouble with men. Her problem with men became clear in late November after she took over as head of household security.  We never had a formal contract, but she saw a need and stepped up.   Soon every rattle … Continue reading

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Chapter 7–At Duke, There Is Hope

I sat in the long, narrow waiting room with one of those magazines on my lap that you don’t really read.  You just turn pages, a sentence here, a paragraph there, until they call your name.  When the receptionist summoned … Continue reading

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Chapter 6–Two Species, One House

Perhaps Greta just wanted to make our house more like home, or at least more like a Labrador retriever thought home ought to look.  But when she gave the  coffee table leg that gnawed look, we clashed over chewed furniture … Continue reading

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