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Community Comment

April 21, 2008

Good morning, everyone...

For most of my life I have always had a dog of one kind or another. For many years, I favored Shar Pei (AKA wrinkle) dogs, and then I discovered the marvelous character of Akitas and until I moved to the city, I was never far from my dog. He slept at the foot of the bed, but beyond a question of a doubt his favorite way of pleasing me was catching, eviscerating porcupines and bringing them proudly home.

Over the years he had somehow learned to dispatch porcupines without getting a single quill in his face, and thus he became the things legends are made of.

However, living in the city is no place for an Akita that loves such things. I had resigned myself to living a dog-free existence until CJ came along, for despite his appearance, CJ THINKS he is a dog.

He sleeps with me, watches the evening news with me and goes everywhere I go, faithfully at the heel position.

In the above picture, he has even donned his little cap preparatory for a hectic day at the office, where he spends countless hours sleeping in the chair.

Here is your wild card for the day, hoping of course that your day will not be hectic and that you find happiness abundant.


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