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July 23, 2013

Buddy is my new dog

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Buddy took to me and my house like he had lived here all his life. I’m now back to two walks a day, have a sleeping companion, and an alarm when someone’s at the door. His favorite place to sleep is under my desk while I’m working. I had won the dog lottery!

On our first walk around the block, Mary Jane Kauffman came running out of her house to greet us. “Oh, Curt. I’m so glad you have another dog. Not that Holly can ever be replaced. But you need a dog.”

The other morning, I was sitting on the edge of the bed tying my shoes. Buddy was up on the bed. I heard a slurping sound. He was drinking out of my jug of nighttime water. Yep, he’s right at home. To date he has eaten only one sandal.

My phone rang. It was Sonya Roth, calling to see how Buddy was doing. She had a single mother looking for a smallish dog to keep her kids company. If Buddy wasn’t working out ... Not on your life! Buddy’s my dog!

Reluctantly, I dug Holly’s purple collar out of the closet. It looks real nice against Buddy’s black-and-white coat. Holly would have wanted me to have another dog. I’m not sure how she would feel about him wearing her collar. Let’s see, which picture of Buddy should I use for my desktop background? A special thanks to all those who sent sympathy cards at Holly Dog’s passing.

Have a good story? Call or text Curt Swarm in Mt. Pleasant at (319) 217-0526, email him at curtswarm@yahoo.com.

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