A LOVE NOTE IN PASSING

Souvenir of True Friendship

Souvenir of True Friendship

From the moment she was born, everything was wrong and everything was right about Buzzbee Buzzcut.

Her mother, Yoko Oh-NO-O-O, was a Corgi chained to a stump in a neighbors backyard, left out in all kinds of weather, inclement and otherwise. On the sly, we freed Yoko of incarceration weekdays (while the owners were at work from 7 until 7) so she could accompany us in walks around the neighborhood and romps with our Schnauzer mix, Oliver, a one-time forager for Yoko that the neighbors chased out of their garbage can. Oliver led us to Yoko after we rescued him.

But on the night of January 11, 2000, the lights were bright in the neighbor’s house and the family was home, ignoring the howls of Yoko, trembling in the dark, bitter cold — pleading for mercy.

Naturally, we stole her.

We made her a bed in our garage out of a threadbare, king size, goose down comforter, arranged on an egg crate mattress near a 1500 watt, forced heat, Franklin stove heater sporting fake logs burning behind a glass window. Before retiring, we promised her we’d keep her at any cost. We left her food, water, dog biscuits, access to the outside dog run attached to the house, and a feral cat to keep her company.

The next morning she rewarded us with eight puppies.
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Seriously, Mom, you didn’t know?
by Marguerite Quantaine © Copyright 2019

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2 thoughts on “A LOVE NOTE IN PASSING

  1. antonia.althea.malvino@gmail.com

    My heart hurt so much after reading this it’s taken a few days for me to come back and comment. That sweet face is just so full of love and trust and your “theft” of her mother was an act of love and decency. I squirm just thinking about Yoko’s life, thankful someone knew the right thing to do.

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    1. margueritequantaine Post author

      Thank you, Antonia. We all know the right think to do — I’m just so very grateful we could afford to do it. Not everyone can, and I understand that. I was admonished once for not eating organic food. The woman informed me there was nothing more important than what we put into our bodies. Perhaps. But when faced with the choice, we always opt for animal welfare. We only wish we could do more.

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