“Rhodesian Eulogy I” is part of a collection of essays in “Escaping Culture – The Reckoning” a book heavy on social commentary, satire, and photography. It’s available on Amazon April 2020.

Rhodesian Eulogy I

We adopt them knowing that someday they’ll break our hearts.



Cassie’s passing.  Death hurts.  Immeasurably.

Twenty years ago, my wife Mary, and I decided it was time to get our son Gabriel, a dog.  After considerable research on a variety of breeds, we settled on a Rhodesian Ridgeback.  Bred initially in South Africa, they’re known to be extremely loyal, tolerant and excellent companions. They’re independent, have a stable temperament, and are no pushovers to raise and train. A perfect challenge we thought for our young son.


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