As soon as the dog went in his own yard, Mistro walked back home to collect his reward — lots of strokes and some dog biscuits. He had made a new friend.
Mistro lived with me in California and Maryland and ended his days several years ago in Peru at the age of 14.
I still miss him. Dogs just don’t live long enough.
Ken Wibecan is a retired journalist. Once an op-ed and jazz columnist, later an editor of Modern Maturity magazine, these days he and his two dogs enjoy the country life in Peru. He can be reached at email@example.com.