Dog treats … or 30 pieces of silver?

So there is no misunderstanding, I use the ’30 pieces of silver’ reference as a symbol of betrayal. I was raised a Catholic kid and grew up hearing the story of how Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. So, betrayal is what ’30 pieces of silver’ means to me.

As regular readers know, I have recently adopted a dog. Boots is a lovely mixed breed, three years old who weighs 20 pounds. I lost my beloved canine companion, Gabi, after nearly 17 years together at the end of March of this year. Gabi was, in fact, my first dog.

To the untrained eye, these are dog treats.

So, having lived with a dog for that many years I thought I knew something about dogs. Turns out that just because I knew a lot about one dog, that didn’t mean I knew a lot about all dogs in general, or my new dog, Boots, in particular.

When I wanted to leave home and not take Gabi along, I would go to the cabinet and get out a couple of dog treats to give her as I brought her to the back bedroom. Gabi was a smart pooch and as soon as she saw me go to the cabinet for the treats, she would run to the bedroom and wait for me/them. I would then give her the treats, close the door and leave.


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6 responses to “Dog treats … or 30 pieces of silver?

  1. So, how is it going with Boots?

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  2. Susan

    Hi Tony
    William, my last dog was a rescue and freaked out if I close the door on him. Sometimes when he was sick I had to put them in the bathroom with papers on the floor and he would freak out and cry because the door was locked. So I got a big box and put it in front of the bathroom door when he was sick. He could look out and he didn’t feel like he was locked in.

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  3. Dogs add an interesting dimension to life. Glad you chose to adopt a rescue job.

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