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Thread #166815   Message #4016906
Posted By: keberoxu
02-Nov-19 - 05:55 PM
Thread Name: BS: man's best friend
Subject: RE: BS: man's best friend
Your best friend
has plenty of good company.
Poor thing.

The family pet dog of my childhood,
a hound-beagle mix,
was dumped by the side of the road,
beautifully house-trained -- in truth,
she trained US.

Whoever housetrained her
also rendered her gun-shy.
She not only had no defense against the noises from whatever source,
the very presence of a gun, be it unloaded and broken,
leaning against the porch wall, silently,
sent her into high anxiety.

A more companionable, biddable, loyal, comforting presence there never was,
she must have been exquisitely well-bred
even if she was a cross between hound breeds.
And then to mess her up like that --

some humans have much to answer for.