#209 – The Travels of Columbus

A stray dog periodically visits our house. I suppose he may not be a true stray, since he sports a collar. But he roams freely throughout our neighborhood, and I have no idea who owns him or where he lives. Because he doesn’t wear an ID tag, I don’t know his proper name. I call him “Columbus” after another notable explorer.

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#339 – Mother’s Day

It’s not very often I successfully anticipate my wife’s emotions. But I nailed Mother’s Day alright! While we don’t have kids, we do possess a four-legged “child”: Prometheus, our nearly one-year-old Yorkie/Shih-Tzu mix. He may not be human, per se, yet Sophia bought him for me last Father’s Day, and as I accurately surmised, if she considers me the mutt’s daddy then she must think of herself as the mommy!

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#363 – A Period of Readjustment

Great News! This morning, the Vet pronounced our dog’s fractured knee fully healed and removed the cast. He said Prometheus could resume all normal activities immediately and promised that there’d be no period of readjustment. Though I trust the man implicitly, I can’t help but view his assurance as overly optimistic, especially in light of this afternoon’s events!

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