Alsatian, Schutzhund lineage. Intimidating.
UPS leaves the packages on the bushes in
front of the house that they
can reach without getting out of the truck.
But, he's vulnerable. He has a lot of allergies.
A very strict diet. Still he scratches.
Steroids, Claritin, Benedryl, hot spots, cone collar.
Forlorn, he looks. I want to take the collar off.
He has a special shampoo at the groomers
with his name on it.
The groomers love him. She lets him sit in the tub for an extra half hour when time permits.
This doesn't fit his 'image', but there it is. He likes the tub.
Koenig, his sweet doggie heart inside a huge, tortured body. Brings tears sometimes . . .
I think how much I'm like him. Dependent. Body-betrayed.
Someone is taking care of me, though. Doing better for me than I do for Koenig.
I would be more forlorn than Koenig looks to me now . . . except for Jesus.