Copyright © 2000 Walt Zientek
"I have good news and some not so good news," said the tiny doctor.
The tall man looked down at the petite Asian woman and waited to hear the story.
"I love your books," the woman said. "We don't even own a dog and we were all
The man just grinned and nodded and tilted his head, waiting for the rest of the
"I guess you spend quite a bit of time, sitting at your computer, writing and
The tall man just made a guilty face.
"I bet you spend far more time reading and writing about dogs than you actually
The man made an even guiltier face. "These inscrutable Asians!" he thought to
"Just because you are thin," she continued, "doesn't mean you can ignore your
The man nodded and got out of there as quickly as his under-execised legs
At 5:00 the next morning, he woke up the dog, threw on some sneakers and
Shin splints soon exploded in his right leg. His left calf cramped up within the
The big dog thought this was great.
The man huffed, puffed and gasped his way through a nearly four mile course
The big dog kept on thinking this was great.
Whenever the man put on his sneakers, the dog knew what was about to happen
The two of them patrolled that suburban neighborhood every morning that
They saw coyotes and cottontails and families of raccoons. They also saw a
They saw a lot less time on the computer, fewer junkfood snacks and most of
So, if ever you should ever be in a certain neighborhood and you run across
They are going nowhere. Together.
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