Thursday, January 31, 2013

Minnie Goes to Heaven (5)

a novel 

One year, Minnie told the children to bring a stick with them as they walked the mile of winding gravel road through the wooded area between their home and the main highway which led to school. Rabies was rampant. Rabid foxes had been sighted. That was the year Hetta, their German Shepherd, came home foaming at the mouth. 
As John didn't have a gun, a neighbour came to shoot the dog. 
John told Minnie he really didn’t want a gun. He said the combination of having a gun and children on the same property would make Minnie worry more than the small pleasure shooting a rabbit for supper might bring. Little Billy with his adventurous spirit caused enough worry without a gun in the house.

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