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I posted this story in response to the prompt, “Lightning.” But it’s really a story about the most brilliant pet ever.

Homer: Semper amati, semper recordati, semper in cordibus nostris

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Dale Borman Fink retired in 2020 from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA, where he taught courses related to research methods, early childhood education, special education, and children’s literature. Prior to that he was involved in childcare, after-school care, and support for the families of children with disabilities. Among his books are Making a Place for Kids with Disabilities (2000) Control the Climate, Not the Children: Discipline in School Age Care (1995), and a children’s book, Mr. Silver and Mrs. Gold (1980). In 2018, he edited a volume of his father's recollections, called SHOPKEEPER'S SON.

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Characterizations: well written


  1. Thanx Dale for reminding us again of your wonderful doggie Homer!

  2. Jim Willis says:

    Homer sounds like all four of our dogs when it comes to fireworks and thunder, Dale. We’ve raised several guide dogs over the years, and a key reason why many don’t graduate from guide dog school is they don’t react well to loud noises. It’s the gunshot test that turns them into house pets instead.

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