Driver’s familiar, distinctive voice woke him. That English accent. Simon spoke the same way. “Hallo, Hugo. Decided to join me for a bit of a nap, did you?” Driver didn’t have a pack of his own so he always welcomed visitors when he wasn’t chasing birds or sleeping in the hallway.
Hugo and Zippy were at the end of an enjoyable walk on another sun-drenched afternoon. It was a lazy, meandering walk as they stopped frequently to chat with other dogs. They ran into Suzy and Baxter, who spent most of their time hanging out together. While they weren’t waiting for the same person, neither of […]
On an early Fall morning in Texas that Hugo was imagining, when the mosquitoes disappear and the dry air teases of coolness to come, he looked around. A patchwork of dogs dotted his landscape. He wondered what they saw as they took in their scenery: a mountain stream inviting them to jump in then swim […]
“Lie down and relax. You’re going to have to think hard about back there. Move your mind away from the sun, the grass, the breeze, everything that’s here. Get rid of all those things, so that where you are here feels blank. It’ll take a while. If an image of here comes back to you, […]
Time being a fluid thing here, Hugo had no idea how long it had been since he left his people, and Kaydon. He didn’t mind it so much except that he wondered what they were doing. He still felt Kevin’s sadness, though less frequently now. And while he missed the connection it gave him to […]
Cookie was the pack leader of a group that included Socks, Bingo, Pongo, Purdy, Baxter, and Wrigley. Cookie was an old hand at this by now. Socks had joined her first then the others arrived one by one. Her pack wasn’t as big as Donnie’s but it held its own. There used to be an […]
The puppies tackled, wrestled and yapped at each other. Hugo loved watching them play. Back there, he wasn’t a big fan of puppies, especially as he grew older. Here it made him smile, especially when one of them broke free of their play buddies to mount an attack on him. Lunge forward, jump back, repeat, […]