Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Theo, from the chapter "Things that Return"

Originally uploaded by kfoz.
It was Christmas time when I found Theo, just after my heart stopped and I was hospitalized to get a pacemaker. Theo was in a shelter in Mississippi where I was visiting a dog that had been abandoned by neighbors. He was going to be put to sleep because they didn't know anything about him other than he had heartworms.

The director of the shelter said: "If you are going to walk him, take him off the property, we don't know what he might do."

This, it turns out, was a lie.


AnimalAuthor said...

Gorgeous! Looks like a replica of my rescued rottie mix, Splash Kisser. Can't wait to read your book (I also write books about dogs...mostly for kids).

Michaela said...

My gosh, he's so adorable. He looks sweet and smart.