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The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 14 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 14 Extract

A carpenter built our backyard fence of tall wooden slats about four inches apart with a flat surface on top where the birds perch and the squirrels hang out when tired of hopping from one tree to another. Rambling roses, trumpet vines, and an assortment of other...

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 13 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 13 Extract

Sergeant Ralph leaps on the dog grapevine the second I call his name. “Hey Buddy, you got a sec?” I see his handsome German Shepherd face staring at a monitor like a working dog who went to MIT along with his human brainiacs. His ears come forward the second he hears...

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 13 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 13 Extract

“Thanks, good buddy. Be in touch. Keep the inner peace!” I tell the sweet-natured bloodhound. Thinking over his new predicament brings me to the conclusion his family couldn’t tolerate having a dog drooling on their fine stuff, most especially the prissy poodle who...

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 11 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 11 Extract

I follow Kahu into his home office and watch him unload the contents of his pockets into the top desk drawer along with the business card. I open the drawer with my teeth and pick up the card and trot after Kahu on his way to our bedroom. I shove the piece of...

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 10 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 10 Extract

Kahu asks if I would like to go to his favorite vegan restaurant Living Greens for supper. My tail thumps against the sofa where I’ve been snoozing for the last four hours working up an appetite. While he’s doing his business in the bathroom, I hurry to the...

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 8 Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter 8 Extract

The dog grapevine allows me to talk endlessly to my dog buddies but disappoints me some knowing my Kahu can’t understand a word I’m saying, especially since I got this notion about wanting a prefix before my name instead of always being introduced as ‘this is my dog...

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter Seven Extract

The Dog Grapevine – Chapter Seven Extract

Sometimes, I take a moment to look inside my interior to make sure my head space is not crowded with grandiose ideas, unkind thoughts and irritations at the idiocy of others, and whether or not I’m making a difference in the world at large or am I a worthless...

The Dog Grapevine – An Extract

The Dog Grapevine – An Extract

The dog grapevine allows me and my buddies to talk endlessly but disappoints me some knowing my Kahu can’t understand a word I’m saying, especially since I got this notion about wanting a prefix before my name instead of always being introduced as ‘this is my dog...

The Dog Grapevine: Chapter 4

The Dog Grapevine: Chapter 4

I spend time trying to behave myself and then stop a minute and wonder why I waste a brain cell to please a human. I’m a bear of a dog weighing two-hundred pounds, more than my own Kahu’s lanky frame. Just for fun, I pull him to the floor and wrestle, gentle like, so...

The Dog Grapevine: Chapter 3

The Dog Grapevine: Chapter 3

Kahu and I enjoy lounging on a bench in the neighborhood park where all the dog people go, along with lovers intertwined on their beach blankets oblivious to those of us who believe in discretion. Even Kahu stares at them with curiosity, probably wondering why they...

The Dog Grapevine: Chapter 2

The Dog Grapevine: Chapter 2

Kahu and I sleep together on a large memory foam mattress. He doesn’t seem to mind I take up more space than his skinny body that lays as straight as a barn plank while my legs remain akimbo and twitch on occasion from chasing a rabbit down its hole, all taking place...

The Dog Grapevine: Chapter 1

The Dog Grapevine: Chapter 1

My sacred guardian, Kahu, calls me Bernard and my dog friends call me Dawg with a capital D. I hang on the dog grapevine most days, which I admit is not much different than humans staring at their cell phones like they’re some kinda lifeline. For instance, when...

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