He had roamed the hard streets for a year. Squat legs and elongated torso, his front toes point outwards.Amiable by nature, he radiates pure joy. Until he encounters the unfamiliar. Dog trainers call it reactive. The air conditioner repairman empathized: “That’s so sad. He’s lost his trust in people.”
Linda Doughty is a retired classical flute player who lives and writes in the Sonoran desert, secure in the knowledge that saguaros are our friends..