Stranger in the Park

He was walking a chocolate lab in the same park as her. Wearing shorts despite the drizzle. The lab was pulling him toward the edge of a small wood.

She was walking her white mutt along the path, away from him in the opposite direction, toward the pebble beach.

The two dogs interrupted their sniffing every once in a while to check each other out from afar.

Dogs are not afraid to get to know one another, she thought to herself. They are curious and perfectly comfortable letting the other dog know they are interested in meeting them.

She wondered why some people weren’t like that.

She wasn’t like that. Continue reading “Stranger in the Park”