Wish for a Better Tomorrow

My Dog Don’t Hunt

Alternative Solutions to Dealing With a Willful Dog

Sharon Winkler
Wish for a Better Tomorrow
3 min readMay 1, 2024

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Dolly came into our lives shortly after a big storm in the north Georgia mountains, during the first anxious months of COVID-19. She had teamed up with another dog and had landed at the house of a woman who already cared for two dogs. During this time, it was difficult to go to the animal shelter and find an animal-or surrender one. Dolly had either been dumped or lost in the mountains. The woman advertised that she was taking care of two stray dogs, but could not afford to keep them. My husband and I answered and picked up Dolly a few days later.

Dolly was not accustomed to riding in vehicles. She whined, threw up and did other unpleasant things during her first ride to our house. Once we got home, she made herself comfortable on a bed of old blankets and fell into a deep sleep.

Have you ever known the joy of waking up to someone who exuberantly greeted the day? Dolly is one of those souls. Tail wagging vigorously, she prods her nose into my arm every morning. Wake up — it’s a wonderful day! She greets the day this way rain or shine, no matter what season of the year.

Dolly is a digger. She successfully tunneled under our fence too many times to count.

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Sharon Winkler
Wish for a Better Tomorrow

Publisher/Editor Social Media Harms, https://socialmediaharms.org. Mother, Grandmother, Retired U. S. Naval Officer