OUT AND ABOIUT
Carlos was getting cabin fever. He had left the hospital with a crutch, a cast, and a prescription for physical therapy. Now he finally had his doctor’s OK to drive. Although his neighbors had been kind, he wanted groceries of his own choosing. And now that his right hand was stronger, he needed shaving supplies.
He also remembered he had a courtesy call to make, to thank the woman whose dog had saved the dog show. Carlos wasn’t sure how about dogs; he hadn’t been around them much. Still, he was grateful -- and the woman had looked interesting.
Beulah didn’t recognize the bearded man at her door until he thanked her for how her dog had averted disaster at the community dog show. Then she relaxed, and Flora, alertly at her side, began wagging gently.
Blushing at her own forwardness, Beulah invited him in for coffee. A little wary of Flora, Carlos accepted. While Beulah went to put on a pot, Flora chose to sit at his feet. She put a paw on his knee and looked at him with her big brown eyes.
That did it. Flora was his new BFF.