Monday, March 14, 2016
SOMETIMES BEST FRIENDS ARE FURRY
The Memory Nest. For this sketch, I decided that my dog should be the focus. I must admit, for the majority of my adult life, I was a cat person. There was nothing more I wanted than a house full of kitties. Then I read the book The Lovely Bones. With two small daughters, I was scared to death. At that moment, I decided that our family needed a dog. Immediately. The bigger and more ferocious the dog, the better! As fate would have it, my daughter's friend's family were fostering a litter of puppies who were abandoned near Dayton, Ohio. While visiting their house, I got to hold a fuzzy, muscular tan boy with giant white paws. That was all she wrote. I was madly in love with him. We adopted the puppy the minute he became available and named him Aro Volturri after the mean vampire in the Twilight series because I was convinced he would be our ferocious guard dog. Well, the only thing ferocious about him is his bark. He does a super job protecting us from stray leaves blowing across the street, the UPS man, other dogs taking walks in our neighborhood... Otherwise he's a giant teddy bear. He puts up with so much living with three girls like silly Halloween costumes...But he's happiest curled up in a fuzzy blanket taking a snooze with his favorite humans. And I'm happy to report that I'm a full on dog lover courtesy of Mr. Volturri.