Wednesday, March 30, 2011

free to good home

There were explanations that it wasn't actually a recent arrival, that it was the tenth generation of shaggy street dogs, from a field dog kept by one of the original farmers, bred down through the years and becoming a free range mascot, but while the Historical Society tried to oblige most seekers of local knowledge, there was in fact no evidence whatsoever of a historic link to the canine. Not that dogs frequently appear in newspapers, of course, but one high school senior had written her final thesis on the story of the dog, and had read through most letters and diaries in the town archives, without ever once finding a reference to a town dog.

The company we keep : a husband-and-wife true-life spy story / Robert and Dayna Baer

I don't care if we're scheduled to receive an April Fool's Day foot-o-snow. I'm still buying a kayak.