On Losing a Dog

I don’t like dogs. I know how that sounds. It says something about a person, they say. It says something about a person if she doesn’t like dogs. People who don’t like dogs are the kind of people who hold a stick out from their bodies and say, “Stay away,” and “Keep your distance.” This is not the kind of person I aim to be. I am ashamed of it. At the same time, I am fascinated by it, this mystery. Who doesn’t like dogs? Why don’t I?

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