getting together so you and Phil can start teaching me about all of this. Send me an email about when you have time and we will go from there…Great, thanks Trish…Yeah, happy New Year to you too and say hi to Phil for me. Bye.” Hanging up the phone I stared at the TV knowing that my second chance was just beginning. I again picked up the phone and dialed. “Hey Ed, what movie were you thinking of going to?” Conclusion: Like most of my fictional stories there is some underlying truth in this one. I actually did save a dog from a small town shelter but it was not in Wyoming. The conditions and dogs described at that shelter are all true and sadly all the dogs that remained were euthenized shortly after the Rottweiler was saved. She is now in a loving home in Big Sky, Montana. The rest of the story is my creation and done so for your pleasure and edification.
Christmas Story 2003