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Part Dog

Black Dog

 

Una gente con perro era ya un poco perro, y por lo tanto digna de atención.

A person with a dog was part dog and therefore worthy of attention.

 

Elena Poniatowksa,  “Chocolate”

translated by  George Henson

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Dog Eases Stress, Rats Out Kids

The Lady just read me this lovely New York Times “Well” post in which Michele Hollow describes how one of my fellow canines, a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Cali, sniffs out little humans’ anxiety at a New Jersey school and then helps them talk about their troubles until they feel better.

It’s all very heartwarming, even for a tough fellow like me.  (Yes, I know I don’t look very tough, but I am.  Size means nothing.)

But lo and behold, just a few paragraphs later, we learn whose side Cali, a/k/a “Benedict Furnold,” is really on.

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