From Chapter One – How It Didn’t Begin
Think of all the terrific unwanted shelter dogs out there
that would be happy to have a home with us, we told ourselves.
Just think of what we offered – a decent-sized house with
a small fenced garden out back, proximity to Golden Gate Park
and its acres of open space, a daughter who regarded dogs
as semi-divine beings, and two adults whose flexible work
schedules as a community college teacher (Sally) and a journalist
(me) would facilitate regular walks and plenty of daytime
attention. What dog wouldn’t want to sign on for all that?