Toby

My susan and I were doing our daily walk around the ring road that circles the city park and saw this young black lab mix spinning around and then stopping with a raised paw as each walker or jogger came by. No one stopped and few even bothered to notice. We did. That was 10 years ago. Toby has diabetes and needs insulin shots. He's lost his eyesight but not his wonderful heart and spirit. When I came home from heart surgery two years ago, I awoke the following morning to find every toy toby owned placed up on the bed beside me and my faithful friend with his head on the bed next to mine. He isn't my pet..I'm his human.
Rich McCarthy
Buffalo, NY