I still have folks visiting Buzzy’s Country Store and asking “Where’s the dog?” I will also hear comments such as “I remember coming in here and there was this big old dog hanging around.”
They were of course referring to one of the 8 Bruno’s that Buzzy had hanging around as the Store’s mascot and accountant. I say accountant because Buzzy would often ask Bruno if they had made enough money for him to buy a round. If Bruno didn’t respond or walked away, Buzzy took that as a no and wouldn’t buy. If Bruno wagged his tail and/or responded positively, Buzzy would then spring for it.
|“No Round Buzzy Until We Get the Rent Money”|
I mention this because I overlooked a big day last week on 26 August – the celebration of National Dog Day. When I heard that mentioned on the radio last Thursday my first thought was “Isn’t every day dog day?” I have often thought that on the reincarnation ladder of coming back in a better state than you were in your previous life, to come back as a pampered pet would be a good way to roll. (Reminds me of a cartoon I once saw of a homeless kinda guy walking along with his dog who had a thought bubble above him that read “Of all the owners that I could have had, how did I end up with you?!)
But speaking of reincarnation and St. Bernards, the movie A Dog’s Purpose was worth seeing. However, if you do intend to watch it, be forewarned that this scene gives away the great ending. Bet you tear up some watching it.