Monthly Archives: March 2011

Chapter 17 — Young Love, First Love

I believe Greta fell in love with Jaxson  the day they first sniffed rear ends.  They met at the park, where Jaxson accompanied his pack mate, Josie, and their  owner on daily walks, and Greta accompanied me.  As the photo … Continue reading

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Chapter 16 — Dank Woods and Briars

Robert Frost saw the woods as, “lovely, dark and deep.”   I saw the  metaphorical woods Greta and I stumbled through in the first year after my husband’s death as black, dank  and full of briars. Dinners, for example, were tough.  … Continue reading

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Chapter 15 — Greta’s Formal Education

Dogs are a lot like people.  If you greet others of your species with growls and barking, you have a good chance of getting growled and barked at in return.  Greta did not know this. Greta met women with tail-thumping … Continue reading

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Chapter 14 — When a Dog is not Quite Enough

  Greta was doing all that she could to help me cope with the death of my husband.  We would sit side by side on the floor, Greta grave and silent as I stroked the soft fur of her head … Continue reading

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