Newfoundland: Open Spaces, Open Hearts

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The first time I uttered the word Newfoundland, I was pointing at a photo of a Newfoundland puppy. Pleading with my mother to let us have one. Mom looked around our small suburban ranch house. Pointed to an adjoining photo of an adult Newfoundland dog.

Large as a black bear.




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Laura Vasilion

Laura Vasilion

Editor of Present Tense and Talking to the World. Author, blogger, novelist. Would rather be living in Iceland.

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