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Coveting Thy Neighbor#039;s Dog

by Beth — February/March 2013

even a good pooch a little help finding his way

The dog made us do it. Under a blazing sun in front of two hundred friends and my husband and I got married in our backyard on the outskirts of Salem, Virginia. our beagle-collie mutt, had set us on the matrimonial But even a country dog had the sense to get in the in the 98-degree heat—beneath the caterer’s pig

Scooter had a knack for jamming into the juiciest of spots. first shown up scrounging for scraps during a backyard the year before. We learned that he belonged to the family the street.

But they didn’t pay much to him, judging from the my husband pulled from his the way he ran loose throughout the little holler, and his unquenchable appetite. He was nudging himself under the table or next to the grill.

a dog had been our whole reason for in together. Too dense to admit we falling in love, Tom and I decided since we both wanted a we should just rent a together and get one. We found a brick ranch at the base of Lewis Mountain with so land that it took days to mow the lawn. It had stone walls and a root cellar was cloaked in poison ivy, meant that before we were too.

Having grown up city we were new to this country full of shotguns and wall-mounted cars on blocks and roaming, chickens—back then no one gave a to raising Rhode Island We tried to run over a copperhead in our once with a Volkswagen instead of just hitting it a hoe, if that tells you

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The road was named Texas but locals have long to our section of the county as West of the a nod to the brick factory near western edge. When I a native-born coworker we were hitched, he said we had it all backward. only marriage recognized of the Brickyard is common law.”

was part and parcel of the WOTB an almost-stray who wandered loose, his rear leg jutting out when he the time he got too close to a hot rod roaring the street. And he was a master cuddler.

Then the For Sale sign up in the neighbors’ front yard. I was We’d been trying for to domesticate Scooter, extracting the letting him sleep in our house. He had a shared hound, and, we hadn’t spoken of the arrangement the neighbors, they had three dogs and didn’t seem to By the time I sent my husband to ask if we could take the dog off their when they moved, nodded yeah, sure, and was that. You might want to get him a shot, they said, and we

They called him Bear, must have been because he was the friendliest, easiest-going dog in the Didn’t make a mess, shed. And he seemed invincible, once requiring a sick to the vet. He once consumed a chocolate bar I’d inadvertently left out on the table, foil and all, and puke.

We called Bear’s people the after the neighbors in the movie A Story . And for a while everything was Scooter/Bear was back and forth the two houses, double-dipping on food. In for becoming solo dog parents, we taking him on walks, eliciting from the Bumpuses when we past with Scooter madly on the leash.

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