“Reflecting on the miracle of finding Happy, I am tormented by Grandma Blondie's story. The shaggy dog's original owner remains a mystery to me. The woman's true identity went to the grave with my grandmother. I will never know the magnitude of friendship or depth of connection the two women shared. Somehow a smiling dog with a curious tail played a part. He gave them a reason to give love a second chance.”
“The flame of curiosity (ignited by a woman who was considered, by some in our family, to be our weirdest relative and fanned by the neighborhood gossip monger) will never be extinguished and thankfully so. It sparks my sense of wonder and warms my heart, which is full of gratitude for Grandma Blondie, who opened her door to a dog and for the generosity of a stranger, who gave us the gift of Happy.”
ANGEL PHOTO CREDIT: Brad Smith. Brad is an artist and photographer with studios in Cincinnati, OH.