A Dog’s Life

Nick Is Afraid of Things

The world can be a scary place for a dog

After a day of aerobic anxiety, Nick needs his sleep. (photo by the author)

He’s a big, strong boy, with a bark you can hear up and down the block. When he had a perforated colon the vet did everything but say outright we shouldn’t get the surgery, just let him go. They only gave him a 50/50 chance of ever leaving the hospital. That was the summer of 2019 and he seems basically none…