The Promise of Touch
By Steven Mohan, Jr.
Blue Shark Publishing
Copyright 2011 by Steven Mohan, Jr.
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When Spot didn't show back up after a week I think we all pretty much figured he was dead. There are a fair number of things that can kill a fella in South Central Texas, Coyotes only being the most obvious.
You could go running down one of the roads to nowhere, and plummet to the pavement twenty feet below. (We're not as good as you with three dimensions.) Or you could lap up something poisonous.
Once, Buzz was bitten on the muzzle by a diamondback and his head swelled up something awful. He had trouble breathing and couldn't eat for a week. I thought he was gonna die for sure, but Buzz is a tough ol' cuss.