Scruffy was not his name

the small ball of brown and black fur

racing around her ankles on a bench


I found out later his name was Cujo

which was insight into his personality and

her sense of humor 


Such an homely little dog

a mutt that looked as if he had been left in an alley

which was,  actually, who he was 


She said she rescued him 

because she had a soft spot for retreads 

Do you?  asked with a raised eyebrow


She didn't answer me, but half a grin was 











reQuest 2019: the reTurn

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