Friday Drabble: Golden Years

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Golden Years

As a boy you asked us if pets had souls. I hemmed a little, telling you the idea that maybe they’re infused with the spirits of loved ones that have gone on before us. That made you happy.

So it’s with interest that I watch you now as a grown man answer that question from your own daughter. I smile as you tell her the same thing I told you.

You finish with her and come sit down, eying me inscrutably. I climb up next to you, burying myself and give you tail thumps as you scratch behind my ears.

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19 thoughts on “Friday Drabble: Golden Years

    • HG — I never grew up with pets and Penny is my first dog. (Eubie was The Beloved’s dog and we were only together the last couple of years of her life.) I think having Penny has made me a lot more empathetic.

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