Mark Moriarty

June 11, 2011

Post #2717 – 20110611

Over the years, and particularly since the internet became a tool for searching, I have sought what I remember (aye, there’s the rub) as

an essay you read on NPR about one of you dogs.

I seem to recall it was primarily about the autumn of her? life and her death. Maybe about

senescence in dogs? I remember a mental image of her lying/sleeping in a doorway or on a porch. It may have been 20 years ago. 0r so. It seems to me that it was in the 90’s. I’m sure didn’t imagine

the article, and i’m also sure it made an impression on anyone whose ever lost a dog. And anyone else with half a heart. And I’m fairly sure it was you. Who might know better? Am I barking up the wrong tree?

Daniel replies:

It sounds familiar. I might have written it about Juno, a wonderful Malamute who took her time fading away--but I am not sure it's among the usual selection of dog essays. Anyone recognize it?