A Man and His Maniac,
The Bunkie Story
For every dog lover out there, there are at least a thousand and one stories that can be told. From the "love at first sight" to "the time they chewed my shoes" and everything in-between, it's something that can't be helped when one of these special friends is in your care. This is the story of one such lucky pup that made that connection with his new "parent", forming a life long bond that would be tested time and time again.
Bunkie was a "special" puppy to say the least. Aside from his many run-ins with temptation that he jsut couldn't say no to, he had the fortune of having as many lives as a cat! In his life, he was run over, lost for weeks, in a car accident.....more times than one cares to ever imagine. The poor pup! You'd think he'd be traumatized by the events but not this little guy. He's a trooper! He would make Iron Man look like the Tin Man with the number of things he managed to pull off and still come out okay on the other side. With each event, his resilience and hunger for life shown through, adding to the bond author Charles Franklin Emery III already and he already had. To say it was love at first bark would be clique for these two....more like at first sight, and love through the steadfast joy they brought to each other throughout the years.
I will warn readers that although this is a great tale, it can often times be a bit "raw". The author is telling it from his point of view, no holds barred so there are the occasional foul words (not to hard to imagine being said if you woke up in the morning to step in one pile of doggy goo...and then see about ten more all over the new carpet). ALSO, while the author spins the magically true tale of Bunkie, unfortunately, time does pass....he gets older and lets just say while the ending is touching, bringing a box of tissues is perfectly acceptable (almost protocal).
As a fellow dog lover and owner, I can definite relate to many of the things that Bunkie did throughout his years. One of my favorites....has to be the small, timid, bring-me-inside look. Now, my dogs are not outside dogs by any means....heck, Ashley doesn't even like to go outside to do her business if it's raining! (Seriously...she looks out the back door, turns back to me, and you could see in her eyes, she's thinking...."Um, yeah...I'm NOT going out there, if that's what you think...") Bunkie here, being a larger dog, developed his own special way of tugging the heart strings of whomever was watching him. One story shared tells of a time he was outside in the rain. He was shivering and making the big puppy eyes (so sad!), only to be happily content the moment he THOUGHT you weren't looking, and back to his acting skills the moment you were! (Now really...how many of you out that that have or had dogs before have not witnessed something like this? They know they have us right where they want us...)
Until next time....happy reading!