By Richard Binstead, United Kingdom
William was a Labradoodle but looked mostly like a fox-red Labrador. He was seven and a half when we picked him up from a rescue center in Wiltshire, England. William used to live on a sheep farm in Wales. But because he was frightened of loud sounds, he was of little use to the farmers, so he was taken to the animal shelter.
By Benny Callaghan, Minnesota
When I was a child, we had a family dog called Nelson. He was a standard long-haired dachshund with a dark-black coat and golden-caramel underbelly. He was beautiful and loved.
by Ardi Keim, Massachussetts
curled in feline C
curve tail to touch
in dream-timed breath…
By Donna Lupinacci, Connecticut and Florida
After our children were grown and my husband Tony and I retired, we brought new furry friends into our lives. We downsized considerably since my husband’s retirement and added travel to our bucket list of things we wanted to do before leaving this world…
by Harold Klemp
Up ahead he [the writer] noticed a grubby-looking little art store, the kind of place he normally wouldn’t bother to patronize. An empty parking space was right in front, and suddenly he got the feeling that the ECK was steering him to it. He quickly pulled over to the curb, parked his car, and went inside…
By Linda Anderson
Our twelve-year-old dog Leaf is a rescued cocker spaniel who has lingering issues. Abandoned at an animal shelter when he was about a year old, we found him alone and in need of a loving home.