Monday, June 17, 2013

Coffee with a canine: Reavis Z. Wortham & Willie

Today's featured duo at Coffee with a Canine: Reavis Z. Wortham and Willie.

The author, on how he and Willie were united:
A friend found him lost in their neighborhood during a severe thunderstorm. She took him in, and posted his photo for weeks throughout the area. No one answered, and a month later, my wife talked me into going by to see him. I had no intention of adopting the little Shitzu, but he had other ideas. In a raucous house full of dogs, children, and adults, he jumped on the couch, gently tapped me on the leg with his paw, and then crawled into the lap of the only person who didn’t want a dog at the time…me.

Willie had been abused by his owners. He had internal injuries, a damaged eye, is missing a front tooth, and hid at any loud noise or sudden movement. They must have used a broom or other similar object on him. For months, every time he saw something that reminded him of his former owners, he hid under the kitchen table. With the help of our vet, we tended the little fellow until he was healthy and put a little weight onto his skinny frame. He’s chipped now, and he’ll never have to worry about...[read on]
Learn more about the author and his new Red River mystery, The Right Side of Wrong, at Reavis Z. Wortham's website.

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Read--Coffee with a Canine: Reavis Z. Wortham and Willie.

--Marshal Zeringue