A Truffy Tale

Day’s Verse:
For the sake of my brothers and friends,
I will say, “Peace be within you.”

Psalm 122:8

In my younger years, I longed for a companion. Yes, I had a sister, but what good do sisters do when you want to pull on tails and trick with wild-squirrel-chases? No, what I needed was a dog. After many years of begging and intermittent demonstrations of responsibility involving pulling a rollerskate around behind me, my parents relented and we began looking for my heart’s companion. Many vain attempts later we found Truffles (then called Lady) at PAWS. My mother facetiously named her Truffles because she was rare, wonderful, and had a distinctive odor. A lovely black mutt with brown eyebrows, silky-soft fur, and brown-and-white markings, somebody had crossed a Sheltie with a Spaniel of some sort to produce the mellowest dog you ever met. For most of her tenure at our house she acted as a very soft, very warm doggie carpet that occasionally vomited on the floor. One instance of deviance, however, stands out in my mind with clarity. Continue Reading >>