Can’t Buy Me Love

You know what (toy?) my two month old Golden Retriever, Kiki, likes best?? A shell from the beaches of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. Scalloped and thick, it resounds against the aggregate of the garden patio and makes a different, all together fascinating noise on the wood floor.


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She bounds atop it, paws poised into a prayer. If she is lucky, it shoots out across the surface in a skittering dance of merriment.

Why didn’t the doggie toy people think of this?? No money to be made, I suppose.

image by C London

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