Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Lucky dog finds an indulgent home

Lucky indeed is the mud-soaked, half-starved, three-legged, blind, diabetic stray who wanders within sight of a Yu, because that dog will be a stray no longer. It will henceforth be a dog with a name and a homes and it will be happy—but it will not receive much in the way of training. He's happy and that's all that matters. If he doesn't feel like sitting or staying, or if he doesn't feel like resisting the impulse to bark, well, he's just a dog being a dog. What's the big deal? 
Mark Salzman, Man in the Empty Boat (New York: Open Road, 2012), ch. 12 (Kindle location 861)

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