the smell of my desperation has become a stench


This is my friend Kate’s dog, Buddy. He’s a twelve or thirteen-year-old black lab (I hope she forgives me for not knowing his exact age). He’s completely deaf now, but he’s still incredibly loyal and tender with kids. He also hasn’t ever touched any of the chickens. It’s like, if a dog could be Mormon, Buddy so would be.

He’ll always hold a special place in my heart because he is how I met Kate. I used to live in her neighborhood, and one day while I was out walking Chuck, she and Buddy were out in her front yard. Buddy tried desperately to avoid Chuck’s annoying, playful advances, this wise older dog a little fed up with the punk rock younger one. We got Coco so Chuck would understand what Buddy was going through.

Kate has been a dear friend ever since. I’m so very lucky to know her. Thanks, Buddy.

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

read more